Friday, January 23, 2009

Nina's Heavenly Delights

2006 Scottish comedy/drama about Nina, a Scotch-Indian woman whose come back to her hometown of Glasgow for her father's funeral, only to find out that her father's life had hit hard times after she left and that he'd lost the family restaurant to pay off a gambling debt. She also learns, just as the deeds about to be transfered, that her father had entered the restaurant into a curry contest. To salvage her father's dignity, bolster her families spirits and to potentially save the restaurant, Nina makes a deal with the buyer to make his purchase contingent upon her winning or losing this contest. She makes a good go of it, rediscovers her love of her family and of cooking and falls in love along the way. It's not a terribly original movie and it's pretty sappy at times, but it's a very positive and enjoyable movie to watch. It's fun, it's sweet, it's lighthearted and it'll certainly make you hungry. It's not a great movie, but it's one of those small, fun movies on par with something like My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Long story short, if you're looking for a fun, goodhearted, easy flick, this is worth your time. If you're after dramatic catharsis, try something else.


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