• Publication date: March 9, 2010

A Magic Crab saves Amanda�s restaurant Love gains victory over magic

Simply Irresistible is a romantic comedy film, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flanery. It was directed by Mark Tarlov, written by Judith Roberts and produced by Jon Amiel among others. This movie is notable as the last one reviewed by film critic Gene Siskel.

Simply Irresistible is a romantic comedy film, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flanery. It was directed by Mark Tarlov, written by Judith Roberts and produced by Jon Amiel among others. This movie is notable as the last one reviewed by film critic Gene Siskel.

The film was released on February 5, 1999 and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It runs for 96 minutes.

The film centers around Amanda, who inherits her late mother's restaurant, but lacks her mother's ability to cook. The restaurant starts to fail until Amanda meets a mysterious and possibly magical man at the local market, who sells her crabs, one of which escapes cooking to become her personal mascot. This special crab is magical and it casts spells, with a wave of its claw. Then, Amanda meets her love Tom Bartlett, a department store manager opening an ambitious new restaurant inside his store. On this day Amanda transforms into a miraculous food witch by the help of her magic crab; people who now eat her impressive new dishes fall under her accidental spells. So, Amanda saves her restaurant overnight, and her relationship with Tom blossoms just as fast. However, Tom panics when he realizes not only she is a witch who could be casting spells on him and he promptly dumps her. When Amanda goes to confront him one last time at his office, and when it is discovered that she is in fact the hot new chef in town everyone is talking about, she is hired on the spot, despite Tom's protests. Though Tom refuses to taste Amanda's food during the opening of the restaurant, he eventually admits to himself he was wrong to reject Amanda because she made him feel emotional. In the end, the two reconcile on the dance floor.