What's Cooking? (2000)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents... See full summary »

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  • Julianna Margulies, Joan Chen, Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, and Alfre Woodard in What's Cooking? (2000)
  • Julianna Margulies, Joan Chen, Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, and Alfre Woodard in What's Cooking? (2000)
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Director:

Gurinder Chadha

Writers:

Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges

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29 April 2004 | george.schmidt
Comfort Food
WHAT'S COOKING? (2000) ***1/2 Mercedes Ruehl, Joan Chen, Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick, Julianna Marguilies, Dennis Haysbert, Maury Chaykin, Lainie Kazan, Victor Rivers, Douglas Spain, A Martinez, Francois Chau, Will Yun Lee, Estelle Harris, Ralph Manza. Wonderful sleeper depicting four Los Angeles melting pot families all celebrating Thanksgiving, cross cutting between homes sharing the universal theme of family, love and ultimately acceptance of one another. Funny, emotional, intelligent and superbly acted with an equally impressive script by Gurinder Chadha (who directed) and Paul Mayeda Berges her real-life companion. Stand out performances especially by Ruehl, Chen & Woodard as strong-willed matriarchs and Sedgwick and Marguilies as one of the sexiest onscreen lesbian couples in some time. Kudos to the off-screen cooks who whip up some truly mouth-watering displays in uniquely different yet delicious dinners for the quartet broods.

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Soundtracks

Wouldn't It Be Nice
(1966)
Written by
Brian Wilson, Tony Asher and Mike Love
Copyright 1966, renewed 1967 Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
International copyright secured
Performed and Produced by Dan Russell

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Genres

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Details

Release Date:

1 December 2000

Language

English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Yiddish


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$144,586 (USA) (19 November 2000)

Gross:

$1,039,374 (USA) (29 December 2000)

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