Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

Streaming Video - 2001
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Three grown sisters, Maribel, Leticia and Carmen try to cope and live with the fact that their father Martin, a veteran chef, is slowly losing his sense of taste. Martin has one simple rule: be at home for Sunday dinner and attendance is both mandatory and non-negotiable. A rift in the family develops when the sisters develop relationships and an obnoxious woman sets her sights on Martin's affections.. Winner of Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Elizabeth Pena) and nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Director in a Motion Picture at the ALMA Awards. Winner of Best Theatrical Feature Film at the Imagen Foundation Awards. "Thanks to a perfectly blended ensemble led by Hector Elizondo, in his best screen role to date, TORTILLA SOUP is a warm-blooded winner with equal emphasis placed on taste buds and heartstrings." - Ken Eisner, Variety
Publisher: Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2001.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Branch Call Number: eVideo kanopy
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (105 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound


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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.

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