Short Order (2008)

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Movie Info

Fifi Koko, a young chef prodigy, falls prey to an existential quagmire that fears her talent shall not overcome the expectations her reputation has sown. The late hours bring about a colorful cast of strangers and romances that feed her with temptation, insight and humor on the path of her life-defining evening.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
Directed By:
In Theaters:
 limited
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:

Cast

John Hurt
as Felix
Vanessa Redgrave
as Marianne
Emma de Caunes
as Fifi Koko

Critic Reviews for Short Order

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Aside from Vanessa Redgrave, who is quite poignant in a brief, ham-free cameo, the film's shallow cutesiness quickly starts to feel less like a salute to youthful optimism than a warning against romanticizing one's stunted emotional development.

May 29, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Paulo's anguish and plotting provide genuine laughs and some of the only quality moments in this otherwise forgettable movie.

Full Review… | May 14, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

There is pleasure to be had in the visual style and some of the performances, suggesting that Byrne the director has been ill served by Byrne the writer.

May 30, 2008
Los Angeles CityBeat

Forced quirkiness invades every frame and spoils what could've been a tasty romantic comedy.

Full Review… | May 29, 2008
Metromix.com

While the aesthetic is charming, colorful and full of whimsy, Anthony Byrne's partial musical Short Order is wildly uneven and tragically underdeveloped.

Full Review… | May 16, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Short Order

½

About the only positive part of this movie were the visuals. The negatives outweigh this aspect greatly: the dialogue is coerced along with the acting. I felt no connection with any of the characters and most of the attempts at humour fell short, with the exception of Rade Serbedzija's character, Paulo. The connection to food and sex was also contrived. I wouldn't say I hated the movie but I wouldn't recommend it.

Andrew Mathay
Andrew Mathay
½

While the aesthetic is charming, colorful and full of whimsy, Anthony Byrne's partial musical Short Order is wildly uneven and tragically underdeveloped with a forced quirkiness invading every frame.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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