- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 29, 2010
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 08/01/2001
"A feast for the heart as well as the palate, TORTILLA SOUP is one of the best-tasting films of the year....It resonates with sincerity and good humor..."
Variety - 07/23/2001
"...Thanks to a perfectly blended ensemble led by Hector Elizondo, in his best screen role to date, TORTILLA SOUP is a warm-blooded winner with equal emphasis placed on taste buds and heartstrings..."
USA Today - 08/24/2001
"...An inspired idea....The movie dazzles the taste buds....[A] sweetly upbeat film....Elizondo projects a likable blend of warmth and stoic pride..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/04/2001
"...Ripoll's mouthwatering farce uses food prep as foreplay and overflows with loving close-ups of exotic Mexican meals....Welch is TORTILLA SOUP's tastiest dish..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/24/2001
"...Tasty and nourishing....The film's ensemble cast is headed with understated humor and authority by Elizondo and shows to special advantage Pena's droll gifts as a comedian..."
New York Times - 08/31/2001
"...Mr. Elizondo is often a musical actor, and the melody he and Mr. Mechoso have worked has a lilt..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2002
"...The acting is uniformly good..."
In TORTILLA SOUP, a film inspired by director Ang Lee's EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN, a Mexican-American master chef living in LA with his three daughters prepares a magnificent dinner each Sunday night to bring his family together. Sunday dinner is a time to make major announcements, to share ideas, and to air the basic frustrations of daily life. It's also a time to critique Dad's cooking because, although he still succeeds in presenting beautiful, mouth-watering dishes, he has lost his sense of taste and his food does not have the same wonderful flavor that it did once. Outside of Sunday dinner, the members of the family live their own lives. Martin, the father (Hector Elizondo), works in a restaurant and entertains the eccentric mother (Raquel Welch) of his close friend and neighbor (Constance Marie). His youngest daughter, Maribel (Tamara Mello) debates whether to go to college and finds a new love interest in Brazilian stud Andy (Nikolai Kinski). The eldest daughter, Carmen (Jacqueline Obradors), is a headstrong, forthright business executive. Stuck in the middle is Letitcia (Elizabeth Pena), a prim school teacher who wants nothing more than to find true love. A light, sweet, playful take on family life in L.A., TORTILLA SOUP is one tasty tamale.
- Theatrical Release: AUGUST 24, 2001 (LIMITED)