Short Order
Short Order (2008)

Fifi Koko, a young chef prodigy, falls prey to an existential quagmire that fears her talent shall not overcome the expectations her reputation has sown. The late hours bring about a colorful cast of strangers and romances that feed her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 15, 2008
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

Aside from Vanessa Redgrave, who is quite poignant in a brief, ham-free cameo, the film's shallow cutesiness quickly starts to feel less like a salute to youthful optimism than a warning against romanticizing one's stunted emotional development.

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Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

Forced quirkiness invades every frame and spoils what could've been a tasty romantic comedy.

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Drew Toal
Time Out New York

Paulo's anguish and plotting provide genuine laughs and some of the only quality moments in this otherwise forgettable movie.

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

While the aesthetic is charming, colorful and full of whimsy, Anthony Byrne's partial musical Short Order is wildly uneven and tragically underdeveloped.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

There is pleasure to be had in the visual style and some of the performances, suggesting that Byrne the director has been ill served by Byrne the writer.

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