What's Cooking? (2000)


In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabel's son has invited her estranged husband to their family dinner. Audrey and Ron Williams want to keep their own family's ruptures secret from Ron's visiting mother. In the Seelig household, Herb and Ruth are unwilling to discuss openly their grown daughter's living with her lover, Carla. Around each table, things come to a head. A gun, an affair, a boyfriend, and a pregnancy precipitate crises forcing each family to find its center.

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Movie Score: 5.8/10 from 12 votes
Release Date: 2000-01-20
Status: Released
Run time: 110 min / 1:50
Production Studio : Lions Gate Films
Production Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom
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What's Cooking? Casts

Joan Chen
as Trinh Nguyen
Julianna Margulies
as Carla
Mercedes Ruehl
as Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Avila
Kyra Sedgwick
as Rachel Seelig
Alfre Woodard
as Audrey Williams
Maury Chaykin
as Herb 'Herbie' Seelig
Estelle Harris
as Aunt Bea
Dennis Haysbert
as Ronald Williams
Lainie Kazan
as Ruth 'Ruthie' Seelig
Victor Rivers
as Javier Avila
Douglas Spain
as Anthony 'Tony' Avila
A Martinez
as Daniel 'Danny'

What's Cooking? Crew

Directing Gurinder Chadha Director
Writing Gurinder Chadha Writer
Writing Paul Mayeda Berges Writer
Sound Craig Pruess Music
Camera Jong Lin Director of Photography
Art Melissa Hibbard Art Direction