What's Cooking?

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 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.


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40 theaters
Release DateNov 17, 2000
Running Time1 hr 49 min
GenresComedy Drama Romance
In Release49 days/7 weeks
Widest Release50 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Nov 17-1926$144,586-40-$3,614$144,5861
Nov 24-26
Thanksgiving 3-Day
Dec 1-3
Dec 8-1026$109,333-39.5%50-$2,186$877,9744
Dec 15-1731$72,982-33.2%49-1$1,489$992,6315
Dec 22-25
Christmas long wknd