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Simply Irresistible 1999

  • Mark Tarlov
  • February 5, 1999
  • 95 mins
  • English
  • Comedy
Magic opened up their hearts... Love did the rest.
After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly. Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, inducing strong emotional reactions in everyone who eats them. Tom Bartlett, who is preparing to open his own eatery, tries her cooking and falls in love.


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Man, this movie is terrible. I watched it for HDTGM, which was a great ep by the way.

Anyway, I thought we were in for a real treat when a crab made SMG's food magical and Amanda Peet started flipping out...but nope. That was Peet's last scene and the crab action basically sums up the rest of the movie. She serves people magical food and they get emotional. One of those emotional people is Sean Patrick Flannery. He gets emotional and they end up together. Did SMG know the crab made her food magic? Does she react when she finds out? Does she do anything about this magical crab, like try and find out why or how it's doing it? No no and no. It's kind of shocking how little this movie tries to do with a decent magical realism set up. But worth the view for HDTGM.

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