Today's Special The rising genre of the culinary rom-com — where sensually shot food is the real love interest — gets a so-so entry with this Indian-flavored… Today's Special The rising genre of the culinary rom-com — where sensually shot food is the real love interest — gets a so-so entry with this Indian-flavored… 2010-11-19 R PT99M Comedy Aasif Mandvi Jess Weixler Dean Winters Reliance Media Works
Movie Review

Today's Special (2010)

MPAA Rating: R
Today's Special | HECK'S KITCHEN Aasif Mandvi takes over the family business in Today's Special
HECK'S KITCHEN Aasif Mandvi takes over the family business in Today's Special
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Nov 19, 2010; Rated: R; Length: 99 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Aasif Mandvi, Jess Weixler and Dean Winters; Distributor: Reliance Media Works

The rising genre of the culinary rom-com — where sensually shot food is the real love interest — gets a so-so entry with this Indian-flavored indie. Co-writer and Daily Show-er Aasif Mandvi stars in Today's Special as Samir, a driven NYC chef whose life starts coming together when he takes over his dad's greasy spoon. The cooking scenes are fun, but Samir's reawakening and romance with a co-worker (Jess Weixler) hold about as many surprises as a prix fixe meal. B-

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Originally posted Nov 17, 2010 Published in issue #1130 Nov 26, 2010 Order article reprints