Today's Special
Today's Special (2010)

Samir (Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, THE LAST AIRBENDER) is a sous chef who dreams of becoming the head chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. When he is passed over for a promotion he impulsively quits and lets his… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 19, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2011
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
New York Daily News

This full, sweet comedy, adapted by star Aasif Mandvi from an Off-Broadway play, has a city flavor and a wry take on familial obligations.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

Hits all the sentimental clichés of the genre as if they were stops on the No. 7 train.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Sometimes you want a meal that tastes exactly like you expect it's going to taste. "Today's Special" is one of those meals.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The film, like a great meal, leaves you wanting more.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's an easy movie to watch, and yet it's just as easy to forget or skip entirely.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Carries the day with charm and a strong sense of humanity -- and a delightful tone.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An irresistible delight.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Charming and mouthwatering...

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Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The movie is comfortably familiar and plays to the palate of those who don't want too much spice in their foodie comedies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Very nicely done. An American/Hindi film that was quite a surprise. Makes me want to go find some nice Indian food for dinner...
Jesse Ortega
Much like Chef, that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, this is unabashed crowd-pleaser. Much like Chef, which is inspired heavily by latin culture, its food… More
Juli Ryan
I liked this movie about an Indian chef who has to save his family's failing business in Queens. It will leave you craving a good curry.