Simply Irresistible (1999)

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Sean Patrick Flanery plays Tom, the manager of a department store in Manhattan. He may or may not be falling in love against his will with heiress Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Tom resists Amanda, who has just inherited a restaurant, because he believes she might have magical powers. Mark Tarlov makes his directorial debut after producing such films as Copycat and The Man Who Knew Too Little.
Rating:
PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Studio:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Cast

Amanda Peet
as Chris
Sean Patrick Flanery
as Tom Bartlett
Patricia Clarkson
as Lois McNally
Sarah Michelle Gellar
as Amanda Shelton
Dylan Baker
as Jonathan Bendel
Betty Buckley
as Stella
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
as Nolan Traynor
Christopher Durang
as Gene O'Reilly
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Critic Reviews for Simply Irresistible

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (6)

Any movie featuring a crab wearing a tuxedo (complete with a top hat!) can't be all that bad.

Full Review… | November 8, 2002
Reel Film Reviews

Evokes the seductive power of a musical.

Full Review… | April 30, 2001
Matinee Magazine

Scrambles many of what were among the winning elements of You've Got Mail--but audiences are returning this one to sender.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

'Simply Irresistible' begins with Sarah Michelle Gellar picking up a case of crabs. Things go downhill from there.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Kalamazoo Gazette

A ridiculous and just plain goofy romantic fantasy that's as flimsy as a slice of bologna.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
TheFilmFile.com

This murky and ultimately bland effort lives up to that former title--Vanilla Fog, indeed.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for Simply Irresistible

½

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 Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

I know it's not a *good* movie, but it's sweet, and I have watched it many times over the years. Sarah Michelle plays Amanda, a young woman trying to hold on to the restaurant her dead mother left her and failing. There is a bit of silliness with a spirit and a crab, and then she meets a man and with the help of some "magic" and good food, they fall in love. Sarah Michelle is charming and there's a good supporting role from Patricia Clarkson. The love interest is a bit bland, but the sou chef friend is hilarious. Just a nice little movie.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Magically...delicious!

Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Bannan instant enigma- just add water

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