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Today's Special

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest


A heartwarming comedy with culinary flavor! Samir (Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), a sous chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant, is forced to drop everything to take over the nearly bankrupt family restaurant, Tandoori Palace.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    81%
  • Audience Score
    76%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    81%
    reviews counted: 13
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  • Audience

    76%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The cooking scenes are fun, but Samir's reawakening and romance with a co-worker hold about as many surprises as a prix fixe meal.

- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly, Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fresh: Despite the lack of surprises and a too-neat ending, Today's Special radiates charming warmth.

- Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News, Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fresh: Shah is a first-rate scene-stealer, Patel and Jaffrey effortlessly suggest parental chemistry, while Mandvi, best-known for the eccentric touch he brings to Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show," tones down the silliness to make a credible leading man.

- John Hartl, Seattle Times, Thursday, November 18, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Very nicely done. An American/Hindi film that was quite a surprise. Makes me want to go find some nice Indian food for dinner...

- itsjustme2004, Saturday, October 13, 2012