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Summary: 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 ingredients.
Runtime: 102 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content.
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Jan 15, 2002
Director Credit
María Ripoll Director
Writer Credit
Ang Lee Earlier Screenplay
Hui-Ling Wang Earlier Screenplay
James Schamus Earlier Screenplay
Ramón Menéndez Screenplay
Tom Musca Screenplay
Vera Blasi Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Hector Elizondo Martin Naranjo
Jacqueline Obradors Carmen Naranjo
Cast Credit
Constance Marie Yolanda
Elizabeth Peña Leticia Naranjo
Joel Joan Antonio Urgell
Judy Herrera Eden
Julio Oscar Mechoso Gomez
Ken Marino Jeff
Louis Crugnali Catering Assistant
Marisabel García April
Nikolai Kinski Andy
Paul Rodriguez Orlando Castillo
Raquel Welch Hortensia
Tamara Mello Maribel Naranjo
Troy Ruptash Hairdresser
Producer Credit
John Bard Manulis Producer
Lulu Zezza Co-Producer
Meyer Gottlieb Associate Producer
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: