What's Cooking? Synopsis
Jewish, Latin, Asian and black families reside on the same street and deal with similar troubles.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Because the stories are so skillfully threaded together, the movie doesn't feel like an exercise: Each of the stories stands on its own.
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75

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Lighthearted and smart enough to be one of the best Altmanesque ensemble comedies of the last couple of years.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Her (Chadha) film tastily demonstrates that variety is the spice of not only American life, but of American cuisine.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A big-hearted celebration of the we're-all-in-this- together American way.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

Like the meal itself, the movie's both filling and familiar.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Splendid acting, a screenplay as likable as it is unpredictable, and an undercurrent of deep human generosity make this a particularly...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is ensemble work at its best.
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63

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
More interesting as a sociological study than successful as a movie, What's Cooking? gets more involving as it strolls along.
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58

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
A seven-course melodrama.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
This good-hearted but undersupplied ensemble piece is only appetizer-deep.
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Sexuality, Perilous Situation and Brief Language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ A bit melodramatic at times, but still charming.
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