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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Any movie featuring a crab wearing a tuxedo (complete with a top hat!) can't be all that bad."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A ridiculous and just plain goofy romantic fantasy that's as flimsy as a slice of bologna."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Evokes the seductive power of a musical."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"'Simply Irresistible' begins with Sarah Michelle Gellar picking up a case of crabs. Things go downhill from there."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Scrambles many of what were among the winning elements of You've Got Mail--but audiences are returning this one to sender."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"This murky and ultimately bland effort lives up to that former title--Vanilla Fog, indeed."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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