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What's Cooking? (2000)

PG-13
109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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...See moreIn 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. Written by See less
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Cathy Henderson (as Cathy Henderson-Martin) | Dori Zuckerman
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Opening Wknd
$ 144,586
Gross (USA)
$ 1,045,899
Gross (World)
$ 1,698,759
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Release date
Dec 1, 2000 (United States)

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Mercedes Ruehl
Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Avila Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Avila   See fewer
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Victor Rivers
Javier Avila Javier Avila   See fewer
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Douglas Spain
Anthony 'Tony' Avila Anthony 'Tony' Avila   See fewer
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Maria Carmen
Sofia Avila Sofia Avila   See fewer
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Isidra Vega
Gina Avila Gina Avila   See fewer
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Elena Lopez
Grandma Avila Grandma Avila   See fewer
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A Martinez
Daniel 'Danny' Daniel 'Danny'   See fewer
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Richard Yniguez
Robert Avila Robert Avila   See fewer
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Lorraine Perez
Auntie Delores Auntie Delores   See fewer
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Eva Rodriguez
Auntie Eva Auntie Eva   See fewer
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Adrian Armas
Avila Cousin Avila Cousin   See fewer
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Gordo - The Avila's Dog Gordo - The Avila's Dog   See fewer
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Joan Chen
Trinh Nguyen Trinh Nguyen   See fewer
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François Chau
Duc Nguyen (as Francois Chau) Duc Nguyen (as Francois Chau)   See fewer
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Will Yun Lee
Jimmy Nguyen Jimmy Nguyen   See fewer
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Kristy Wu
Jenny Nguyen Jenny Nguyen   See fewer
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Brennan Louie
Joey Nguyen Joey Nguyen   See fewer
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Jimmy Pham
Gary Nguyen Gary Nguyen   See fewer
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Kieu Chinh
Grandma Nguyen Grandma Nguyen   See fewer
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Chao Li Chi
Grandpa Nguyen (as Chao-Li Chi) Grandpa Nguyen (as Chao-Li Chi)   See fewer
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Lainie Kazan
Ruth 'Ruthie' Seelig Ruth 'Ruthie' Seelig   See fewer
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Maury Chaykin
Herb 'Herbie' Seelig Herb 'Herbie' Seelig   See fewer
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Kyra Sedgwick
Rachel Seelig Rachel Seelig   See fewer
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Albie Selznick
Art Seelig Art Seelig   See fewer
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Suzanne Carney
Sarah Seelig Sarah Seelig   See fewer
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Estelle Harris
Aunt Bea Aunt Bea   See fewer
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Ralph Manza
Uncle David Uncle David   See fewer
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Marty
Max - The Seelig's Dog Max - The Seelig's Dog   See fewer
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Alfre Woodard
Audrey Williams Audrey Williams   See fewer
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Ronald Williams Ronald Williams   See fewer
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Michael Williams (as Eric K. George) Michael Williams (as Eric K. George)   See fewer
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Brittany Jean Henry
Kristin Williams Kristin Williams   See fewer
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Ann Weldon
Grandma Grace Williams Grandma Grace Williams   See fewer
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Shareen Mitchell
Paula Moore Paula Moore   See fewer
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Gregory Itzin
James Moore James Moore   See fewer
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Monica Moore Monica Moore   See fewer
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Turkey Man Turkey Man   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 2,349 votes