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  • Summary: A young department store manager (Flannery) finds himself falling in love against his will with a woman (Gellar) who has recently inherited a restaurant and whom he thinks may have strange magical powers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. 75
    Old-fashioned and obvious, yes, like a featherweight comedy from the 1950s. But that's the charm.
  2. Both actors seem too callow and shallow to actually feel all those emotional raptures they are supposedly experiencing. This is a problem exacerbated by the talent of the supporting cast.
  3. 63
    Falls prey to the all-too-contemporary problem of complicating the tale until the ending is not only obvious, but prayed for between yawns. [9 February 1999, Tempo, p.2]
  4. When the enchanted crab is the most appealing character in a movie, you know you're in some serious metaphoric hot water.
  5. A tuneless variation on the working girl-captivates-Mr. Big formula that has propelled fairy tales as old as Cinderella.
  6. 20
    Eminently resistible, an unclassifiable cinematic leftover best left untasted.
  7. The dialogue is fast but bad, the acting is loud but awful and the morality is chaste but unromantic. As for the food, it looks vulgar.

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