Michael Sauter
August 24, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Simply Irresistible

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
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PG-13
Wide Release Date
02/05/99
performer
Sean Patrick Flanery, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dylan Baker, Patricia Clarkson
director
Mark Tarlov
distributor
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
genre
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a D

Even Gellar’s biggest fans should be sorry to see her in this bad career move, as a so-so chef who suddenly starts cooking enchanting meals, thanks to a magical crab heaven-sent by her dead mother. Among the bewitched is a handsome young executive (Flanery) who literally gets swept off his feet when a kiss sends him floating toward the ceiling. Theoretically Simply Irresistible is romantic; on screen the whimsy curdles like day-old crème brûlée. Re-rent ”Cruel Intentions” instead. Better yet, save your money and catch this week’s ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

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