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The Mistress of Spices (2005)

The Mistress of Spices
5.7 Rating
(66 ratings)
5.5 IMDB rating

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Nitin Ganatra

Nitin Ganatra

Haroun Rehman
Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher

Geeta's Grandfather
Shaheen Khan

Shaheen Khan

Jagit's Mother
Sonny Gill Dulay

Sonny Gill Dulay

Jagjit


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Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha

(screenplay)
Paul Mayeda Berges

Paul Mayeda Berges

(screenplay)


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a girl movie although...

6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 10 21:51
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Tilo (A. Rai) opens a spice bazaar near San Francisco. She must follow 3 rules as a 'mistress of the spices': never use the spices for her own; never leave the spices; never touch another skin. She has a wide variety of clients who seek her help for various reasons, the most obvious being love, and she attends to them, as best she can. Unfortunately for her, one day she meets Doug (McDermott) and ... read more

La joven de las especias: Le falta sal y

7 years, 4 months ago at Apr 21 14:42
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Es difícil decir que es una mala película. Es difícil decir que es buena.

Es una fabula mágica en la que la chica no conoce el amor y el chico quizás ha conocido demasiados. Un accidente de moto los unirá y el amor hace el resto.

En cuanto vi la breve sinopsis que estaba colocada en la taquilla del cine ya sabia como terminaba la película. A que vosotros tambi... read more

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7 years, 9 months ago at Nov 28 12:44
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Die Grundidee ist interessant, der Film ist es leider nicht. Wenn in der allzu vorhersehbaren Story die Hüterin der Gewürze auf die moderne amerikanische Gesellschaft trifft wird kaum ein Klischee ausgelassen. So trifft man während des Films auf den indischen Teenager mit Anschlussschwierigkeiten, einen indischen Taxifahrer und den amerikanischen Sonnyboy in den sich unsere Hüterin ver... read more
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THE MISTRESS OF SPICES is a universal immigrant story told through magical realism in the vein of LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE and CHOCOLAT...
Release date: 21 April 2006
Romance (5), 2005 (4), Bollywood (4), Mystery (3), British (3), 2000s (2), Drama (2), (1), {romance 10} (1), Fantasy (1)
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" The Ups: Aishwarya Rai get to show her green-grey eyes for the English market and Dylan McDermott tries to rough it up with a Hugh Jackman look in a romantic movie. The Downs: Replace chocolate with spices and you get an Indian version of "Chocolat" but with less punch and fun as this was one big snore for me. "


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doudouce55 posted a review 6 years, 9 months ago

a girl movie although...

“Tilo (A. Rai) opens a spice bazaar near San Francisco. She must follow 3 rules as a 'mistress of the spices': never use the spices for her own; never leave the spices; never touch another skin. She has a wide variety of clients who seek her help for various reasons, the most obvious being love, and she attends to them, as best she can. Unfortunately for her, one day she meets Doug (McDermott) and eventually falls in love, although she fights it. Will she leave her spices or will she find love with Doug?

This is definitely a girl movie, although guys might enjoy watching Aishwarya Rai: she is quite beautiful. She certainly can act too.

Dylan McDermott is really good-looking here, and gives a good performance.

The story is very predictable, hence my 6/10 rating.” read more

peliculero posted a review 7 years, 4 months ago

La joven de las especias: Le falta sal y

“Es difícil decir que es una mala película. Es difícil decir que es buena.

Es una fabula mágica en la que la chica no conoce el amor y el chico quizás ha conocido demasiados. Un accidente de moto los unirá y el amor hace el resto.

En cuanto vi la breve sinopsis que estaba colocada en la taquilla del cine ya sabia como terminaba la película. A que vosotros también.

A mi mujer le ha encantado. He ganado un crédito para llevarla a ver una de acción.” read more

moulari posted a review 7 years, 9 months ago

“Die Grundidee ist interessant, der Film ist es leider nicht. Wenn in der allzu vorhersehbaren Story die Hüterin der Gewürze auf die moderne amerikanische Gesellschaft trifft wird kaum ein Klischee ausgelassen. So trifft man während des Films auf den indischen Teenager mit Anschlussschwierigkeiten, einen indischen Taxifahrer und den amerikanischen Sonnyboy in den sich unsere Hüterin verliebt. Allesamt schön schablonenhaft gezeichnet und dargestellt. Ex-Schönheitskönigin Aishwarya Rai kann als Hauptdarstellerin kaum überzeugen und auch alle restlichen Darsteller können nicht begeistern. Fazit: Netter aber gescheiterter Versuch ein traditionelles Indisches Märchen mit einer amerikanischen Romantic Comedy zu verbinden.” read more