Cooking With Stella

Cooking With Stella

DVD - 2010
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"When Canadian diplomat Maya and her stay-at-home husband, Michael are relocated to exotic New Delhi, they inherit a household of Indian servants ruled by the sweet and charming Stella. An out-of-work chef back home, Michael persuades Stella to impart her culinary wisdom and help him spice up his own repertoire. As the two prepare a mouth-watering array of colourful and sumptuous cuisines, an unlikely bond begins to form. But Stella isn't who she appears to be. In fact, she's secretly cooking up a few schemes of her own" --Container.

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RJTib
Feb 01, 2014

How bad? VERY bad. Insulting, embarrassing, pathetic. It made me angry.

Don McKellar is not good (just like in Monkey Warfare - another dog of a film).

The late great Maury Chaykin looks embarrassed.

Bad script. Bad Direction.
Okay : photography and editting, but the colour palette was set to intense full time.

How did they ever get funding?

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chogs
Sep 17, 2013

Really bad movie...could not bear to watch it...so I didn't

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kukuli
Sep 04, 2013

I was upset with this movie. Making look Canadians as stupid that can be tricked by the help. As well, portraying the help as thieves insults them. It was insulting to Canadians, Indians, Catholics, Hindus, and to human intelligence.

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rslade
Sep 04, 2013

Lots of comedic moments, but a thin story, and not much point to the movie.

Jyo Dec 28, 2012

An insult to Indians. It shows as Indian are thieves even they are given a good job and the foreigners are forgivers and great.
What a bulls***
Really annoyed me and made me upset. DO NOT WATCH THIS BIASED MOVIE made by so-called Indian trash-brains (brother of Deepa Mehta, another psycho director woman).

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re_discover
Jul 17, 2012

I do not understand the messaging in this movie. In the end, is it ok to steal from others? Don McKellar falls so flat.

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poolman
Jan 20, 2011

Interesting idea but on balance a rather trite, thinly plotted, rather demeaning (to the Indian people), unrealistic film. It did make me hungry though.

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HereHere
Dec 14, 2010

A complete disappointment as a Foodie movie. For an Indian movie (no food), I much preferred Amal (available at the OPL)

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ERIC WAYNE BENNETT
Sep 14, 2010

If it was supposed to be a comedy, it wasn't funny. If it was supposed to be a drama, it wasn't compelling or believable. It was insulting to Canadians, Indians, Catholics, Hindus, and to human intelligence.

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CalicoJack
Aug 25, 2010

Tedious, demoralizing film set in India that attempts to rationalize thievery by servants & merchants using a stupidly conceived, implausible plot, repellent characters, & an excess of post-colonial guilt.

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ERIC WAYNE BENNETT
Sep 14, 2010

Meant to be a funny clash of cultures but, suddenly and with scant warning, it turns into a confused clamour of genres.

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