Simply Irresistible (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Simply Irresistible (1999)



Critic Consensus: Simply Irresistible is simply not.

Movie Info

Sean Patrick Flanery plays Tom, the manager of a department store in Manhattan. He may or may not be falling in love against his will with heiress Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Tom resists Amanda, who has just inherited a restaurant, because he believes she might have magical powers. Mark Tarlov makes his directorial debut after producing such films as Copycat and The Man Who Knew Too Little.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar
as Amanda Shelton
Patricia Clarkson
as Lois McNally
Dylan Baker
as Jonathan Bendel
Christopher Durang
as Gene O'Reilly
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
as Nolan Traynor
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Critic Reviews for Simply Irresistible

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (7)

Simply Irresistible is old-fashioned and obvious, yes, like a featherweight comedy from the 1950s. But that's the charm. I love movies that cut loose from the moorings of the possible and dance among their fancies.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Enjoy all the flights of fancy and let yourself lap up all the cuteness possible.

September 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Any movie featuring a crab wearing a tuxedo (complete with a top hat!) can't be all that bad.

November 8, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Evokes the seductive power of a musical.

April 30, 2001 | Rating: short | Full Review…

Scrambles many of what were among the winning elements of You've Got Mail--but audiences are returning this one to sender.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

'Simply Irresistible' begins with Sarah Michelle Gellar picking up a case of crabs. Things go downhill from there.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Simply Irresistible


I do not like the concept of this movie. Amanda is failing to make a go of her mom's restaurant after her mom passes away. Then along comes a magic crab who makes Amanda's cooking outstanding, rescues her love life and generally improves her life. We should all be so lucky to have a magic crab appear.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

I know it's not a *good* movie, but it's sweet, and I have watched it many times over the years. Sarah Michelle plays Amanda, a young woman trying to hold on to the restaurant her dead mother left her and failing. There is a bit of silliness with a spirit and a crab, and then she meets a man and with the help of some "magic" and good food, they fall in love. Sarah Michelle is charming and there's a good supporting role from Patricia Clarkson. The love interest is a bit bland, but the sou chef friend is hilarious. Just a nice little movie.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Bannan instant enigma- just add water

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