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What's Cooking? is well-acted, but the scenes sometimes sink into melodrama as characters scream at each other, and the movie as a whole is too lightweight and forgettable. Read critic reviews

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You are invited to a tasty Thanksgiving dinner that will all at once transport you to four different worlds and take you home again. On the menu this November are turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie -- but also tamales, spring rolls, kugel, mac & cheese, love, betrayal, sibling rivalry, prejudice, politics, uninvited guests, unexpected accidents, outrageous conversations -- and all the other succulent and spicy surprises that arise when modern families come together for an annual meal.

Cast & Crew

Alfre Woodard
Audrey Williams
Dennis Haysbert
Ronald Williams
Ann Weldon
Grace Williams
Mercedes Ruehl
Elizabeth Avila
Victor Rivers
Javier Avila
Douglas Spain
Anthony Avila
Lainie Kazan
Ruth Seeling
Maury Chaykin
Herb Seeling
Kyra Sedgwick
Rachel Seeling
David Forrest
Executive Producer
Abe Glazer
Executive Producer
Beau Rogers
Executive Producer
Craig Pruess
Original Music
Jong Lin
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Critic Reviews for What's Cooking?

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (32)

Audience Reviews for What's Cooking?

  • May 02, 2011
    Great actors, but not very interesting storyline. A little too stereotypical, a lot too trite and concocted. Entertaining enough to watch to its conclusion, but not a very satisfying movie in the end.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2010
    A cute holiday movie. Wasn't especially memorable but the cast was good and the writing was alright.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2008
    Definitely watchable with some great performances (sup Alfre Woodard), but also painfully heavy handed.
    Joey N Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2008
    A nice slice of LA suburban life.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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