Simply Irresistible

A chef, with little talent, struggles to support her late mother's restaurant. Her tiny restaurant faces closing until a magical crab enhances her food, and her cooking improves dramatically. She puts her emotions into her cooking and creates gourmet cuisines with unexpected results. She falls in love with an executive who's overseeing the launch of a restaurant in a fashionable New York store.

95 minutes.
All ages .
Comedy, Romance
I got this recipe from a crab!
I got this recipe from a crab!


Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson
Mark Talov
ScreenplayJudith Roberts, Elizaberth Robinson
MusicGil Goldstein
CinematographyRobert M. Stevens
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Made in1999
Produced byNew Regency Pictures, Polar Entertainment Corporation

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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
Cape Argus
Peter Frost
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
The Star
Joanna Walus
Die Burger
Francois Smith
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
Box Office
Annllee Ellingson
Rough Cut
Christopher Brandon
Film Review
Andy Lowe

What the People say

324 Netizens

Average .. 41%


Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Marius Cronje 14
Craig Langenhoven 14
Debbie Grogor 10
Guinevere Vos 16
David Vinchie 20
Liz Duffer 20
Jackie Shapiro 20
Vanessa Summers 12
Katherine Eddington (16) 15

Average .. 78%


Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I was expecting a bomb, but was pleasantly surprised. Ok, so it's no ''Notting Hill'' but it's a good date movie and pleasant light escapist fare, with some good laughs.

Shaun Myburg: Ok, so I may well be biast on this review since I am... yes I'll say it...The Biggest SMG fan in the known universe. Having seen this one several times before it made it's way here I knew that it would not draw much of an audience, which is a shame. Simply Irrisistable (aka Vanilla Fog) is as far away from a hollywood blockbuster as you are going to get, however it has enough charm and grace to go over as a very good film. Gellar proves there is more to her acting than just kicking Vampire butt and really makes the audience feel for her. Overall the movie will not take in much at the box-office but will definitely leave the audience feeling good. As few movies do. As always... GO SEE IT!

Marius Cronje: A very nice romantic movie.

Craig Langenhoven: A well made movie and well worth watching. Sarah Michelle Gellar is superb in this movie.

Debbie Grogor: Okay, a little boring but otherwise quite cool.

Guinevere Vos: I was surprised to find how Sarah Michell Gellar can change her image from slayer to the principal player of a romantic film. I really enjoyed it.

David Vinchie: Excellent!

Liz Duffer: I love this movie so much. I have seen it more than 10 times. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flannery are great in this movie. They did a wonderful job.

Jackie Shapiro: I loved this movie! I thought it was so good and definatly deserves a 10!!

Katherine Eddington (16): I thought the film was good, I have seen ebtter films but overall it was lighthearted and had a happy ending, the kind of film I like! The song at the end was brilliant, anyone know what its called and who its by??

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