63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Light and sweet, comfort food dressed up with a dash of exotic spice.
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60

Variety

By Lisa Nesselson
Stereotypes abound, dialogue is conventional and pace scattered. Still, resulting stew is pleasant.
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A lesbian-foodie fairy tale that keeps its appetites well under control. The title may hint at naughty pleasures, but the director, Pratibha Parmar, is more interested in pappadams than passion.
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50

Village Voice

"A difficult choice, between perfection and heavenly delight," crows the announcer at an Indian-cooking contest during this movie's climax. Sadly, Pratibha Parmar's Nina's Heavenly Delights offers neither.
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50

Los Angeles Times

There are a few surprising flavors in Nina's Heavenly Delights, but it's more of a samosa than a meal. The ceiling is set pretty low when characters start exhorting each other to "follow your heart." Which they do, early and often.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A lightweight and sentimental exercise that succeeds at little except maybe inspiring the viewer to go out and find a decent curry.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This movie's heart is in the right place, which is one way of saying it's terrible.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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