Simply Irresistible

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Simply Irresistible is simply not.

16%

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54%

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Movie Info

After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly (Christopher Durang). Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, inducing strong emotional reactions in everyone who eats them. Tom Bartlett (Sean Patrick Flanery), who is preparing to open his own eatery, tries her cooking and falls in love.

Cast & Crew

Dylan Baker
Jonathan Bendel
Betty Buckley
Aunt Stella
Jon Amiel
Producer
John Fiedler
Producer
Brian Maas
Co-Producer
Arnon Milchan
Executive Producer
Elisabeth Robinson
Executive Producer
Sydney Forest
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Katalina
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Critic Reviews for Simply Irresistible

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (26)

Audience Reviews for Simply Irresistible

  • May 23, 2016
    I do not like the concept of this movie. Amanda is failing to make a go of her mom's restaurant after her mom passes away. Then along comes a magic crab who makes Amanda's cooking outstanding, rescues her love life and generally improves her life. We should all be so lucky to have a magic crab appear.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2009
    I really don't know what the filmmakers were trying to do with this film, but there was just enough quirkiness to Simply Irresistible that sets it apart from most of the Romantic Comedies that were so prevalent in the 90's. However the production value was noticeable cheap, which in most cases is a good thing, but not for this movie. I felt that the filmmakers wanted to do a lot with a very limited budget and it shows, including a very unintentional and hilarious moment when a crab leaps from a basket almost like magic, but if you look you see that a fishing line is firmly attached to the underbelly of the supposed magical crustacean. The film does boast a somewhat impressive cast including Dylan Baker (Fido) and Patricia Clarkson (The Station Agent). So as most Romantic Comedies go this is a somewhat original spin on the genre but kinda falters somewhere between the middle and near the end of the film.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2009
    This movie is not "Simply Irresistible." It's quite silly to the extent that I was embarrassed for the producers. The concept was great ("customers can taste the cook's feelings" had so much potential.) However, it was not executed well. I loved the costumes, sets, and just the overall feel of the movie but the script was sadly lacking and there were so many cringe moments like when they're flying in the air as they kiss. *FACE PALM*
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2009
    (1999 Director: Mark Tarlov) Stars the lovely Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as a young, beaiutiful cook,....magic takes over giving her confections a mystical impact!! Rented it thru Netflix......airs from time to time on network television.
    Teresa S Super Reviewer

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