• Released
  • November 19, 2010
  • (Limited 11/19)
  • R , 1 hr 39 min
  • Comedy
  • 57 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A young Manhattan chef rediscovers his passion for life by making Indian food.

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Critic Ratings


Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A modest but extremely enjoyable movie.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Charming and mouthwatering.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As a movie, Today's Special is only just OK. What saves it, as it saves so very many things, is the garam masala.
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Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Appealing restaurant comedy.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Not hurting matters for foreign and Indian film devotees, the film features two icons of Indian cinema, Madhur Jaffrey and Naseeruddin Shah.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
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...
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Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
An overall lack of adventurousness negates any genuine sense of surprise, but credit this Indian-themed indie for spicing up a familiar and...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This full, sweet comedy, adapted by star Aasif Mandvi from an Off-Broadway play, has a city flavor and a wry take on familial obligations.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film is engaging but also has a certain creaking familiarity.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
It has sufficient flavor to perform relatively well in markets with significant South Asian populations or amongst serious foodies who'll...
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Rated R | For Language