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Today's Special

DVD - 2011
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Sous chef Samir dreams of studying cooking in France until his plans are disrupted and he must take over his family's Indian restaurant instead.
Publisher: New York : New Video, c2011
ISBN: 9781422927021
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 TOD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 08, 2016

Unnecessary bad language, mostly in the beginning ("f" word). Really good movie; back cover explains storyline. Good acting too. I will watch it again and try to mute the bad words.

Apr 24, 2015

With Aasif Mandvi (hilarious correspondent on the Daily Show) as the protagonist/writer, I was expecting to laugh more. However, Aasif does some fine dramatic acting. Although the writing does not throw you any "curveballs", it does however, hit its notes quite nicely.

Feb 15, 2015

A friendly movie about what matters in life, with two drawbacks. Samir, the main character, doesn't seem very likable. The plot is cliched, right up to the end where Samir has a few hours to serve dozens of customers with high expectations, and miraculously, he is able to cook "from the heart" rather than from a recipe. He doesn't seem to work hard enough for the climax to be connected to a transformation in his character.

Dec 21, 2014


LocketLibrarian Apr 25, 2014

This was funny, sweet and highly relatable. I loved this movie. Aasif was perfect, and any movie with any Dean Winters is good to me!

Mar 30, 2014

Delightful movie about food and family, starring The Daily Show's Aasif Mandiv as a classically trained chef who is forced to work in his father's greasy spoon Indian restaurant when the cook quits and his father has a heart attack.

Feb 05, 2014

Really enjoyed this one! Was not expecting too much, but turned out to be quite a nice surprise.

Jun 10, 2013

I have checked out this movie time and time again.

It is well acted, the actors are so superb and how they deliver the characters which makes it funny and heartfelt. It is a great date movie

A good time to watch is when life throws you a curve ball or you miss your family, or when you think you know for sure what you want out of life.

It always makes me want Indian food.

stembridge Jan 26, 2013

Wonderful movie. A real pleasure to watch.

Oct 22, 2012

A wonderful, feel-good movie. I wasn't sure what to expect so I was really pleased with this one.

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