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Today's Special Reviews

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March 25, 2011
Sometimes you want a meal that tastes exactly like you expect it's going to taste. "Today's Special" is one of those meals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2011
Carries the day with charm and a strong sense of humanity -- and a delightful tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 9, 2010
The movie is comfortably familiar and plays to the palate of those who don't want too much spice in their foodie comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2010
You've seen all the elements of this film before, but writer/star Aasif Mandvi ... gives them a fresh spin and the result is a pleasant evening's entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 30, 2010
This full, sweet comedy, adapted by star Aasif Mandvi from an Off-Broadway play, has a city flavor and a wry take on familial obligations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 2010
The film, like a great meal, leaves you wanting more.
November 30, 2010
An irresistible delight.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 24, 2010
Like a meatloaf or pot roast dinner, "Today's Special" revisits familiar, appealing territory.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 23, 2010
So slight that it almost evaporates while you're watching it...but if there's nothing really special here, it's not unappetizing fare.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 19, 2010
[C]harmingly recalls earlier enjoyable finding-family-through-food-preparation movies. . .[that] did not include an Indian-American family. [Shah] positively twinkles.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 19, 2010
Charming and mouthwatering...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 18, 2010
But it's fun. It's about food, in this case Indian food, and the actors make it work, even when the cliches overpower the masala.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 18, 2010
Despite the lack of surprises and a too-neat ending, Today's Special radiates charming warmth.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2010
Shah is a first-rate scene-stealer, Patel and Jaffrey effortlessly suggest parental chemistry, while Mandvi, best-known for the eccentric touch he brings to Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show," tones down the silliness to make a credible leading man.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 18, 2010
Shah is a bonus for the movie. This smooth, self-confident, inarguably sexy veteran actor doesn't steal the film so much as wrap it around his finger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 18, 2010
I love cooking and I love Indian food, and so I had a good time during "Today's Special."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2010
Formulaic but still tasty...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2010
The cooking scenes are fun, but Samir's reawakening and romance with a co-worker hold about as many surprises as a prix fixe meal.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 17, 2010
..the sort of small, quirky pleasure that invites hokey puns...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 17, 2010
This comedy finds ways to take an old formula and give it new life. Think of it as a familiar recipe whipped up with different spices.
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