Today's Special Synopsis
A young Manhattan chef rediscovers his passion for life by making Indian food.
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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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Special Moments

By AmyEC
The best thing about this movie is the many wonderful moments between the characters. Samir's mother greets him with an elaborate ritual of kisses on his cheeks and forehead, and whispering what I...

This is a great movie that should have been rated G except for on Fbomb

By Iheartthecinema
I loved this movie and will definitely take my eleven and fourteen year old boys. There was NO Nudity, Violence, Sex, nothing that merited an R. There was a scene where the "hero" yells F and the...


By Ecua Foodie
This was def the best movie i have seen in all of 2010. Hell of a way to wrap up the year! Great for dates, families, and FOODIES!!! Cant wait for the DVD!...

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By rejuva
must go sensitive feel-good funny...

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By extrap
Food Family Fun Horny Henna...

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By darcyscanlin
Beautiful funny heartwarming multicultural drama...


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By Ms Bits N Bobs
Exotic Deliciousness for the soul...

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By smankad
will make your mouth water...

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By moons
Wonderful must see gastronomic delight...

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Rated R | For Language