What's Cooking (2000)
from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
This movie got some
good reviews, a great rating from Roger Ebert, and has a high score at
I can figure it out. Oh, the production values are OK, the acting is
good, but there's no substance to it. Why do people want to watch
movies like this?
Will Hun Lee
was seen naked from behind
place in a few hours on Thanksgiving day on one corner in the Fairfax
section of L.A. In the four houses reside a Vietnamese family, a black
family, a Jewish family, and a Mexican family. All four families have
some generational conflicts, all four have their uplifting moments of
togetherness, and their moments of friction, blah blah yadda yadda.
||Mainly, it's just a bunch of
politically correct boredom, and I strongly suggest you avoid it
unless you want to see lots of good food. (The DVD even includes the
recipes from the four families)
If you're like me, you'll have
completely forgotten it by the time you take the movie out of your
video player. Tomorrow I won't remember the name. By next week, I
won't be able to tell you one thing about it. If I see it again in a
month, I'll think "haven't I seen this before?". But I won't
General consensus: slightly less than three
stars. Ebert 3.5/4, Berardinelli 2/4
summary. 49% positive overall, 47% from the
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 7.2.
- With their
dollars ... did a million in the USA on 50 screens.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C.
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