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What's Cooking?

(2000)

Lainie Kazan, Kyra Sedgwick, ...
Image credit: What's Cooking: Trimark Pictures

Thanksgiving movies: ''What's Cooking?''

PILGRIMS Four Los Angeles families — one Latino, one African-American, one Vietnamese, and one Jewish — plan their own Thanksgiving celebrations, each with its own ethnic side dishes.

FAMILY SECRETS Rachel (Kyra Sedgwick, right) and Carla (Julianna Margulies, left) are more than just roommates. But Rachel's mother Ruth (Lainie Kazan, center) doesn't want the rest of the family to know. And lots more.

MEMORABLE LINE Trying to come to terms with Rachel's sexual orientation, papa Herb (Maury Chaykin) says, ''Maybe it was that kibbutz we sent her to — all girls.''

SIDE DISH Drooling over the dishes served up in the movie? The recipes are included as extras on the DVD.

REASON TO BE THANKFUL Director/co-screenwriter Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) certainly knows her way around squabbling-but-loving families of all ethnicities. Also, this movie can really make you hungry.

Originally posted Nov 17, 2004
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