Thursday, June 23, 2016

Simply Irresistible 1999

     Amanda Shelton has taken over her mother’s restaurant after she passed away.  Amanda has help from her Aunt Stella and Nolan Traynor.  Aunt Stella tells Amanda that they are probably going to have to close because the rent has been raised and they can’t manage anymore.  Amanda goes to the farmer’s market and everything begins to change for her.  She meets Tom Bartlett, he is opening a new restaurant in the department store Bendel’s.  Tom comes to her place for lunch and loves her food.  Later he begins to think Amanda is a witch and she is putting a spell on him?
     This film is 100% a chick flick but it is entertaining!!  It’s a romantic story about falling in love and then being scared when you start to second-guess yourself.  There is a saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!!  There is a LOT of wonderful looking food, it would be nice to taste some of it through the TV!!  3* (This movie is OK)

96 min, Comedy directed by Mark Tarlov with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Christopher Durang, Betty Buckley, Olek Krupa, Amanda Peet.

Note:  Imdb 5.3 out of 10, 13% critic 54% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 4.3* out of 5* with 356 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Henri Bendel Department Store, 712 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York.

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