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Tortilla Soup [DVD] [2001]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Tortilla Soup
    A remake of Ang Lee's family comedy Eat Drink Man Woman, Maria Ripoli's Hispanic-American ensemble feature set in Southern California about a veteran chef named Martin Naranjo (Hector Elizondo), who is slowly losing his sense of taste. He has three daughters, all of whom have chosen different paths. There is Letitia (Elizabeth Pena), the oldest and most repressed of the bunch, a rigid schoolteacher who is a member of the Christian faith. His youngest, Maribel (Tamara Mello), is the most assured, though plagued by doubts. His middle daughter Carmen (Jacqueline Obradors) is most like him and shares his taste for cooking, but has chosen a career as a corporate consultant, which makes for a more secure lifestyle. She is offered a high-profile job in Barcelona, which causes a rift in the family setting. Maribel soon finds herself drawn to a handsome Brazilian student (Nikolai Kinski), and Letitia is gaining affection for Orlando (Paul Rodriguez), an awkward ballplayer whom her students have sent mistaken love letters to without her knowing. Also at their dinners are a shy single mother (Constance Marie) and her obnoxious mother (Raquel Welch), who has her sights set on Martin's affections. Tortilla Soup is Maria Ripoli's second major feature, after her whimsical 1998 feature Twice Upon a Yesterday. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Hector Elizondo
      Hector Elizondo - Martin
    • Jacqueline Obradors
      Jacqueline Obradors - Carmen
    • Elizabeth Peña
      Elizabeth Peña - Letitia
    • Tamara Mello
      Tamara Mello - Maribel
    • Nikolai Kinski
      Nikolai Kinski - Andy



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    67%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Eat Drink Man Woman

      Posted
      rachrn83

      A bad attempt to remake 1994’s Eat Drink Man Woman. EDMW tells the story of a semi-retired and widowed Chinese master chef at the Taipei Grand Hotel. Chef Chu (Sihung Lung) and his family are living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. The three daughters are: Jia-Jen, the oldest (Kuei-Mei Yang), a school teacher nursing a broken heart Jia-Chien, the middle (Chien-lien Wu), a career woman Jia-Ning, the youngest (Yu-Wen Wang), a twenty year old As the film progresses, each daughter encounters new men. When these new relationships blossom, their roles are broken and the living situation within the family changes. Tortilla Soup I feel is far TOO American, unless we count the phony scenes where they go from speaking English to fluent Spanish for absolutely no reason. The family in this movie was basically American acting in a way that would portray Latin culture to a predominantly American audience. TS’s movie's directors made it no secret they were attempting to simply make this movie the “Latin" version of EDMW, but they were soo incredibly uncreative in that they literally copied EDMW scene for scene, and poorly I might add. You may enjoy this movie if you've never seen or heard of EDMW, but if you have, this movie is pretty unbearable. I mean scene for scene and almost line for line carbon copy, to the point where you already know what you'll see next and all you do is spend mental time comparing the two because the writers were too lazy to just be inspired by an idea and build off of it, but instead used the same idea and only swapped out the Chinese/Taiwanese actors for Latin ones. I recommend Eat Drink Man Woman. It's the true original.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic movie

      Posted
      esmari

      this was a GREAT movie. i highly recommend this movie. this movie portrays the latin american family so well. In my family all the siblings have taken their own paths but we still gather every Sunday and eat breakfast together. we dont have a chef in our family to create all those beautiful (and I am sure tasty) dishes as in the movie but never the less its good food. OMG please watch this movie you will not regret it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Good

      Posted
      KIMANN

      The movie is very enjoying highly recomend it to anyone interested in a storyline involving love family friends and cooking. I give Tortilla Soup my stamp of approval I have already purchased a copy for both my mom and sister to enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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