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What's Cooking?
- Kyra Sedgwick

Overview - In WHAT'S COOKING, British director Gurinder Chadha takes a step back from her own Indian heritage to explore the cultural, familial, and social traditions of four very different families, each celebrating Thanksgiving in Los Angeles. The families--one African American, one Latino, one Jewish, and one Vietnamese--differ in the ways that they interact, the ways that they celebrate, and, of course, in what's cooking on the stove.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In WHAT'S COOKING, British director Gurinder Chadha takes a step back from her own Indian heritage to explore the cultural, familial, and social traditions of four very different families, each celebrating Thanksgiving in Los Angeles. The families--one African American, one Latino, one Jewish, and one Vietnamese--differ in the ways that they interact, the ways that they celebrate, and, of course, in what's cooking on the stove. A hit at Sundance 2000, WHAT'S COOKING is a rich and intelligent film that features a stellar cast, including Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick, Mercedes Ruehl, Alfre Woodard, and Lanie Kazan.

Cast List

Ethan Hurt - Executive Producer, WHAT'S COOKING? (2000)
Janice Hampton
Joan Chen - Actress
Chen Chong - Actress
Paul Mayeda Berges - Screenwriter, WHAT'S COOKING
Gurinder Chadha - Kenyan director, BHAJI ON THE BEACH/BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
Jong Lin
Mercedes Ruehl - American Actress
Kyra Sedgwick - American Actress
Beau Rogers - Executive Producer, WHAT'S COOKING
Steven D. Kravitz - Executive Producer, WHAT'S COOKING? (2000)
Lainie Kazan - Comedienne/Actress
Julianna Margulies - American TV Actress
Jeffrey Taylor - Producer/Score Composer
Craig Pruess - Composer, WHAT'S COOKING
Abe Glazer - Executive Producer, WHAT'S COOKING
Alfre Woodard - American actress

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398826927
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (some sexuality, brief language, and a perilous situation)
  • Release Date: June 2003

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Thanksgiving
Theatrical Release
Los Angeles, California
Latinos
African Americans
Jewish

 
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Notes:
Theatrical release: October 27, 2000 (NY/LA), November 17, 2000 (WIDENS) Produced by Jeffrey Taylor for BeCause Entertainment

Reviews:
"...[It] triumphs....Chadha successfully leads a large, vibrant cast..." - 11/01/2000 Movieline's Hollywood Life, p.31


"...Ms. Chanda makes [the stories] feel surprisingly rich and dense....[You'll] walk away stuffed and happy..." - 11/17/2000 New York Times, p.E14


"...Chadha's dialogue flows easily and rings true....Superb performances....Chadha melds comedy and tragedy so masterfully that one's laughing at and crying for the characters simultaneously..." -- 4 out of 5 stars - 04/01/2000 Box Office, p.230


"...The direction is as sensual as the camerawork. Chadha's style is big and generous..." - 09/01/2001 Sight and Sound, p.57


"...Lovingly shot....A comic exploration of the melting pot that is the City of Angels....[With] strong performances..." - 09/01/2001 Total Film, p.103


"...A sure-fire winner, an endlessly inventive serious comedy....For so brisk and entertaining a film, sharp in its observations but light in its touch, COOKING has unexpected substance and is a formidable accomplishment..." - 11/17/2000 Los Angeles Times, p.C20


"...There are so many characters, so vividly drawn, with such humor and life..." - 11/17/2000 Chicago Sun-Times, p.37


"[T]he warmth and nourishment of family life is the winner here." - 09/01/2004 Uncut, p.128

 
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