Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

DVD - 2004
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A heartwarming comedy that's all about food, family and a certain kind of magic that only happens at the dinner table. Martin is the culinary genius behind a successful restaurant and the widowed father of three daughters whom he has a compulsion to try and steer in the right direction. Hungry for their independence, the girls find themselves at odds with their traditionalist father.

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A remake of Eat Drink Man Woman, this is a family comedy about three adult daughters and their chef father. The elaborate meals will make you salivate as you watch the drama between the sisters and the men in their lives.

This Mexican-flavored adaptation of Eat Drink Man Woman is charming and bolstered by a strong ensemble.


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iloveseaotters
Aug 22, 2020

This movie had been on my TBW list forever and I'm really glad that I finally watched it. I didn't expect to love this movie so much, but it was amazing. The cast including Hector Elizondo (whom I've loved in so many movies and TV shows-Monk in particular), Jacqueline Orbradors (whom I loved on NYPD Blue) and Elizabeth Pena (love her too!) were great! I really liked Paul Rodriguez because although he had some funny lines but it was nice to see a more dramatic side of him opposite Elizabeth Pena.
The storyline is family oriented, centering around a family of three daughters and their father and the relationship of the daughters with their respective love interests. It flipped back and forth between stories but it was really easy to follow and not confusing at all.
The food-OMG, the food shown was absolutely amazing and the filmmakers have made the food a star, which rivals the actors and actresses.
There is barely any swearing and no nudity at all, which was a wonderful surprise. Loved everything about this movie except for a few plot holes that could have been explained better, but overall "Tortilla Soup" is wonderful. I loved the way the Spanish and English were mixed so well. It really brought out the theme of the film.
I highly recommend it, but maybe not when you're hungry.

LPL_TriciaK Feb 07, 2020

Light fare - at times maddeningly silly and transparent - this family comedy was still fun to watch. Elizabeth Pena as the repressed, dour oldest daughter is the standout here, with honorable mention to Julio Oscar Menchoso (playing her dad's restaurant partner). The food porn in this film will make you want to head out for Mexican after the credits roll, but for a more satisfying film viewing experience, watch "Eat Drink Man Woman" - the Ang Lee movie this version tries (and fails) to match up to.

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elfiereads
Jun 21, 2019

I could watch this movie over and over again.
Love the story. Love the food presented. Now I too want to make tortilla soup.

Banks_SusanC Oct 24, 2018

A fun film with mouth-watering food. I enjoyed watching this dad try to parent his 3 grown daughters as they figure out what they want to be in life. It's nice to have a family that is realistic, but not overly dramatic or traumatized.

LPL_KateG Dec 10, 2015

This is a delicious, feel-good movie for anyone who has a love of food and family (bonus points if you have close sisters!)

lcrayton2477 Jan 16, 2014

The food looked so DELICIOUS! !! But there were maybe 1 or 2 laughs to be labeled a comedy. And I didnt like how they moved from beginning to end per kid/story plot without a middle. It was ok; it will definitely make you hungry for authentic mexican food if you watch on an empty stomach.

debbaa Nov 06, 2010

Hilarious movie, light hearted.

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