Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible

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Simply Irresistible

An airy romance in the tradition of classic Hollywood comedies of the Depression Era, Simply Irresistible (1999) also presses into service the food-obsessed magical realism of Like Water for Chocolate (1992). Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Amanda Shelton, the chef at Southern Cross, a trendy Tribeca restaurant she inherited from her legendary mother. Not the most inspired of culinary artists, Amanda is running the establishment into the ground, until a cab-driving, Cupid-like guardian angel (playwright Christopher Durang) intervenes with a magical crab that puts Amanda in the path of slick spin master Tom Bartlett (Sean Patrick Flanery). Tom is opening a restaurant for his boss Jonathan Bendel (Dylan Baker), who wants to assure the eatery is no less than a four-star affair, but the temperamental French chef is giving fits to Bartlett and his secretary Lois (Patricia Clarkson). Enter Amanda, who falls head over heels for Tom, love suddenly bestowing upon her the gift of infusing her dishes with powerful amorous emotions that overwhelm diners with a rapturous ecstasy.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2000
UPC: 0086162142451
Original Release: 1999
Rating: PG-13
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Michelle Gellar Amanda Shelton
Sean Patrick Flanery Tom Bartlett
Patricia Clarkson Lois McNally
Dylan Baker Jonathan Bendel
Christopher Durang Gene O'Reilly
Anthony Ruivivar Actor
Lawrence Gilliard Nolan Traynor
Betty Buckley Stella
Amanda Peet Chris

Technical Credits
Mark Tarlov Director
Jon Amiel Producer
William Barclay Production Designer
Katherine Jane Bryant Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph M. Caracciolo Producer
John Fiedler Producer
Gil Goldstein Score Composer
Hopkins-Smith-Barden Casting
John Kafarda Production Designer
Paul Karasick Editor
Beth Khun Art Director
Brian Maas Co-producer
Caty Maxey Art Director
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Tom Reilly Asst. Director
Judith Roberts Screenwriter
Elizabeth Robinson Executive Producer
Elizabeth Robinson Executive Producer
William Sarokin Sound/Sound Designer
Robert M. Stevens Cinematographer
J. Miller Tobin Asst. Director

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Simply Irresistible 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this movie!! SMG is my favorite actress and sean patrick flanery is HOT!!!! i recommend this movie to every romantic!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a must see for any chick-flick loving person. The sensous story of a young girl overshadowed by her mother's abilitys and about to be forced to close down her restaurant. Then a stroke of luck comes along and she is guided by a man and his awesom magical crab allowing her to cook meals with her emotions. She then falls in love with a rich prominent figure in society and cooks to win his heart. This movie is soo cute and a must see for anyone who adores romantic comedies. And the crab rocks my world
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Movie is great for people who love food and magic and love stories!!! Cute movie to watch with your partner... :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently saw this movie on television for the first time and I thought it was absolutely adorable. I've already been a huge fan of Sarah on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and this movie made me like her even more. This is just a really feel-good movie and it's very hard not to fall in love with "Simply Irresistible"!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved it...
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this movie Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a good person. Very different from her other role in Creul Intentions. I think that Sarah can play both parts well. I like her bad instead of good though. So this movie was a change for her. Very different and very good. This movie was supernatural just like her weekly show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I think that made it more interesting to watch. When i saw it in the movies on my birthday i loved it so much. I don't know if it was because Sarah was in it or because i liked the movie. As i watched it more and more, renting it every chance i got, I then saw that i did like her but thats now what i liked about it. I liked the MOVIE in it's self. There for i did really like this movie and though it had a good plot. I thought i knew what would be comming up in the next scene but i was wrong and they just started floting up in the air. Very creative movie with great actors and actresses!
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