Simply Irresistible

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"Magic opened up their hearts... Love did the rest."
  • PG-13
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.2  (14,794)
  • 27

Simply Irresistible is a romantic comedy from 1999 starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Patricia Clarkson. Gellar plays Amanda Shelton, a struggling chef who inherits her late mother's restaurant in New York City. However, Amanda's lack of confidence in her culinary skills causes her to struggle to keep the restaurant afloat.

One day, Amanda comes across a mysterious Asian market and purchases a basket of ingredients from the shop's eccentric owner (played by Larry Gilliard Jr.). The ingredients turn out to have magical properties, and Amanda soon discovers that whenever she cooks with them, her food has the power to make people fall in love.

Amanda uses this newfound power to save the restaurant and attract the attention of Tom Bartlett (Flanery), a handsome businessman who becomes infatuated with her and her food. However, Amanda soon realizes that the magic of the ingredients cannot solve all of her problems, and she must learn to believe in herself and her abilities as a chef.

The film has a dreamy, whimsical feel to it, with scenes and costumes that are almost fairy tale-like. Gellar's character is endearing, despite her initial lack of confidence, and the chemistry between her and Flanery is charming.

The movie is not without its flaws, however. The plot can be a bit predictable, and some of the jokes and dialogue fall flat. Additionally, the film's treatment of Asian culture and stereotypes is at times cringe-worthy.

Overall, Simply Irresistible is a fun, lighthearted romantic comedy with a bit of magical charm thrown in. It may not be a groundbreaking film, but it's enjoyable enough for a lazy afternoon viewing.

Simply Irresistible is a 1999 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 27.

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    5.2  (14,794)
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