The Mistress Of Spices

The Mistress Of Spices

The Mistress Of Spices
Billed as an Indian immigrant version of 'Chocolat' - a magic realist fairytale about a woman and her spice shop.

Tilo (Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai) is new to America, and holds a magical powers over the spices she sells in her store. Provided, that is, she adheres to the rules of being a 'mistress of spice' - never leave the store, never touch anyone, love only the spices. Then she meets Doug (McDermot). The spices affect seems linked to Tilo, and the more she falls for him, the more the spices start to misbehave for her customers.
96 minsUSA, UK
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Visually attractive

but too long and boring. Could have been much more interesting and the mystique of asian herbs portrayed better. Maybe requires more imagination than I have. McDermott was a pain in the arse.

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crap

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Variety

Variety

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Beautiful but lifeless, poetic but unelevated, "The Mistress of Spices" reps a brave but flawed attempt at that most unforgiving of contemporary genres, magical realism...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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The most that can be said for the film is that it will put you in the mood for a curry...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Despite the ethereal presence of Aishwarya Rai, this dose of magic realism es off almost from the start, plagued by an artificiality that extends to a central romance crucial to the story...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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An ambitious attempt at an Indian immigrant version of Chocolat, this has amiable romance but little magic. Aishwarya Rais undoubted screen presence keeps this consistently watchable...

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BBC

BBC

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Despite its colourful eastern palette and amiable performances from Bollywood starlet Aishwarya Rai and American hunk Dylan McDermott, the drama is as bland as a cucumber sandwich...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Beautiful but lifeless, poetic but unelevated, "The Mistress of Spices" reps a brave but flawed attempt at that most unforgiving of contemporary genres, magical realism...

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The most that can be said for the film is that it will put you in the mood for a curry...

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despite the ethereal presence of Aishwarya Rai, this dose of magic realism es off almost from the start, plagued by an artificiality that extends to a central romance crucial to the story...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An ambitious attempt at an Indian immigrant version of Chocolat, this has amiable romance but little magic. Aishwarya Rais undoubted screen presence keeps this consistently watchable...

2.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Despite its colourful eastern palette and amiable performances from Bollywood starlet Aishwarya Rai and American hunk Dylan McDermott, the drama is as bland as a cucumber sandwich...

2.0
0

Visually attractive

but too long and boring. Could have been much more interesting and the mystique of asian herbs portrayed better. Maybe requires more imagination than I have. McDermott was a pain in the arse.

1.0
0

Review

crap

1.0
0