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Tortilla Soup (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 31 August 2001 (USA)
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A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.

Director:

Maria Ripoll

Writers:

Hui-Ling Wang (earlier screenplay), Ang Lee (earlier screenplay) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Obradors ... Carmen Naranjo
Tamara Mello ... Maribel Naranjo
Judy Herrera ... Eden
Nikolai Kinski ... Andy
Elizabeth Peña ... Leticia Naranjo
Constance Marie ... Yolanda
Troy Ruptash ... Hairdresser
Ken Marino ... Jeff
Hector Elizondo ... Martin Naranjo
Marisabel García Marisabel García ... April
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Gomez
Louis Crugnali ... Catering Assistant
Raquel Welch ... Hortensia
Joel Joan ... Antonio Urgell
Paul Rodriguez ... Orlando Castillo
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Storyline

Retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares an L.A. home with his three gorgeous, but single, adult daughters. Though he long ago lost his ability to taste, Martin still lives to cook incredibly lavish dinners for his loved ones and to serve them in a family-style ritual at traditional sit-down meals. Although the women humor their father's old-fashioned ways, each of them is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle. College student Maribel is growing increasingly frustrated with the singles scene and wants a steady man; gorgeous career woman Carmen is fed up with her boyfriend and his wandering eye; meanwhile, eldest daughter Letitia, who has suppressed her own romantic longings, senses something missing in her life. Things take a turn for the romantic when Dad, a widower, meets a vivacious divorcee on the lookout for a mate and each of his daughters, in turn, finds someone. But they'll all discover that the recipe for happiness may call for some unexpected ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A comedy to arouse your appetite.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Sur La Table

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sabores da Vida See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$653,729, 26 August 2001

Gross USA:

$4,467,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,634,077
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The food that Martin Naranjo cooks was prepared by Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger who run restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. See more »

Goofs

When the teacher reads another note after her students leave, one of the students who just left wears a purple shirt. When she looks back in at the teacher, she is wearing a green striped shirt. See more »

Quotes

Hortensia: Just remember, when you're as pretty as you are a man is incapable of telling the truth.
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Connections

Remake of Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) See more »

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La Verdolaga
traditional
Arranged by Toto La Momposina
Performed by P18
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Thought this was a "Chic Film"...it's not
26 January 2002 | by ebert_jrSee all my reviews

Tortilla soup is all about family and food (dinner) and how each really draws inspiration from the other. The food is the hub from which the drama, and the laughs, turn.

Three daughters, each at different phases of their lives, are torn between their home lives ruled by their stern but loving father and the outside world. Dad, a chef, spoils them with some of the best nuevo spanish cuisine any latina daughter could ever possibly hope for, and has instilled in each an appreciation of food, and life. Dad is single, realizes he is about to lose the core of his family one by one and food is all he has, or so he thinks. Just when you think he'll be alone to cook for himself, surprises come in spades. And, as always, it's the food that draws them all back.


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