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Overview - In TORTILLA SOUP, a film inspired by director Ang Lee's EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN, a Mexican-American master chef living in LA with his three daughters prepares a magnificent dinner each Sunday night to bring his family together. Sunday dinner is a time to make major announcements, to share ideas, and to air the basic frustrations of daily life.  Read more...

 

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Overview

In TORTILLA SOUP, a film inspired by director Ang Lee's EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN, a Mexican-American master chef living in LA with his three daughters prepares a magnificent dinner each Sunday night to bring his family together. Sunday dinner is a time to make major announcements, to share ideas, and to air the basic frustrations of daily life. It's also a time to critique Dad's cooking because, although he still succeeds in presenting beautiful, mouth-watering dishes, he has lost his sense of taste and his food does not have the same wonderful flavor that it did once. Outside of Sunday dinner, the members of the family live their own lives. Martin, the father (Hector Elizondo), works in a restaurant and entertains the eccentric mother (Raquel Welch) of his close friend and neighbor (Constance Marie). His youngest daughter, Maribel (Tamara Mello) debates whether to go to college and finds a new love interest in Brazilian stud Andy (Nikolai Kinski). The eldest daughter, Carmen (Jacqueline Obradors), is a headstrong, forthright business executive. Stuck in the middle is Letitcia (Elizabeth Pena), a prim school teacher who wants nothing more than to find true love. A light, sweet, playful take on family life in L.A., TORTILLA SOUP is one tasty tamale.

Cast List

Nikolai Kinski - Actor, TORTILLA SOUP (2001)
Tamara Mello - Actress, TORTILLA SOUP (2001)
Hector Elizondo - Puerto Rican American actor
Paul Rodriguez - American Comedian
Joel Joan - Spanish Actor, FRIENDS HAVE REASONS (2000)
Elizabeth Peña - Cuban American actress, BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED
Jacqueline Obradors - Voice, ATLANTIS (2001)
Constance Marie - Actress
Ramon Menendez - Screenwriter
John Bard Manulis - Producer, TORTILLA SOUP (2001)
Tom Musca - SCREENWRITER/PRODUCER
Vera Blasi - WOMAN ON TOP
Raquel Welch - American actress
Raquel Tejada - American actress
Bill Conti - Composer
Maria Ripoll - Director
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. - Executive Producer, TORTILLA SOUP (2001)

 
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  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396081208
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (sexual content)

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Religion
Marriage
Theatrical Release
Family Life
Food
Cooking

 
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Theatrical Release: AUGUST 24, 2001 (LIMITED)

Reviews:
"A feast for the heart as well as the palate, TORTILLA SOUP is one of the best-tasting films of the year....It resonates with sincerity and good humor..." - 08/01/2001 Box Office, p.57


"...Thanks to a perfectly blended ensemble led by Hector Elizondo, in his best screen role to date, TORTILLA SOUP is a warm-blooded winner with equal emphasis placed on taste buds and heartstrings..." - 07/23/2001 Variety, p.19-20


"...An inspired idea....The movie dazzles the taste buds....[A] sweetly upbeat film....Elizondo projects a likable blend of warmth and stoic pride..." - 08/24/2001 USA Today, p.7E


"...Ripoll's mouthwatering farce uses food prep as foreplay and overflows with loving close-ups of exotic Mexican meals....Welch is TORTILLA SOUP's tastiest dish..." - 09/04/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.66


"...Tasty and nourishing....The film's ensemble cast is headed with understated humor and authority by Elizondo and shows to special advantage Pena's droll gifts as a comedian..." - 08/24/2001 Los Angeles Times, p.2


"...Mr. Elizondo is often a musical actor, and the melody he and Mr. Mechoso have worked has a lilt..." - 08/31/2001 New York Times, p.E12


"...The acting is uniformly good..." - 09/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.79

 
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