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)
  • What's Cooking? (2000)
  • Julianna Margulies, Joan Chen, Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, and Alfre Woodard in What's Cooking? (2000)
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15 February 2001 | mermatt
American Stew
We've had AMERICAN PIE, AMERICAN BEAUTY, and AMERICAN PSYCHO. This is AMERICAN STEW.

The film is entertaining as it mixes drama and comedy into an interesting recipe. To use other metaphors, the film is the American tossed salad or mixing bowl. We see four quite different families experiencing Thanksgiving day in seemingly different ways. But underneath, we see also the similarities of the joys, pains, and struggles as the various families deal with the reality hidden beneath the holiday veneer.

As the family members connect with and disconnect from each other and with members of the other families, the surface is pulled away, and we see what is really underneath the pleasantries and polite facades. This is a very accurate depiction of the sadness and humor that surround family holidays, and the film might be a good thing to watch just before or during such holidays. We see ourselves reflected in the mirror of the movie and can learn that holidays can be hilarious pains.

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Soundtracks

24-7-365 (Remix)
Performed by
Type 4
Written by Tom Williams, Brian Cantwell and Matt Reyes
Published by Dirtneck Music
Courtesy of World One Records

Storyline

Plot Summary


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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