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Title:
Tortilla soup
Author:
Manulis, John Bard.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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 sucessful restaurant and the widowed father of three daughters whom he has a compulsion to try and steer in the right direction. Hungry for their independance, the girls find themselves at odds with their traditionalist father.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

Based on the scrrenplay by Huie Ling Wang, Ang Lee, and James Schamus.

Special features: Widescreen and Full screen presentation; interactive menus; scene selections.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
ISBN:
9780767885171
UPC:
043396081208
Format :
DVD

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A remake of Ang Lee's family comedy Eat Drink Man Woman, Maria Ripoli's Hispanic-American ensemble feature set in Southern California about a veteran chef named Martin Naranjo (Hector Elizondo), who is slowly losing his sense of taste. He has three daughters, all of whom have chosen different paths. There is Letitia (Elizabeth Pena), the oldest and most repressed of the bunch, a rigid schoolteacher who is a member of the Christian faith. His youngest, Maribel (Tamara Mello), is the most assured, though plagued by doubts. His middle daughter Carmen (Jacqueline Obradors) is most like him and shares his taste for cooking, but has chosen a career as a corporate consultant, which makes for a more secure lifestyle. She is offered a high-profile job in Barcelona, which causes a rift in the family setting. Maribel soon finds herself drawn to a handsome Brazilian student (Nikolai Kinski), and Letitia is gaining affection for Orlando (Paul Rodriguez), an awkward ballplayer whom her students have sent mistaken love letters to without her knowing. Also at their dinners are a shy single mother (Constance Marie) and her obnoxious mother (Raquel Welch), who has her sights set on Martin's affections. Tortilla Soup is Maria Ripoli's second major feature, after her whimsical 1998 feature Twice Upon a Yesterday. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi