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Woman On Top

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5.31 h 27 min2000X-Ray15
A beautiful cook leaves her unfaithful husband and becomes a charismatic, popular television chef; Her husband tries to win her back, but he has to fight a spell that's made her stop loving him.
Directors
Fina Torres
Starring
John De LancieAnne RamseyMurilo Benicio
Genres
ComedyRomance
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Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Penelope CruzMark Feuerstein
Studio
Twentieth Century Fox
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4.6 out of 5 stars

105 global ratings

  1. 81% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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WhatleyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 August 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Charming
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As a film, it's flimsy with characters/situations introduced that make you think you must've fallen asleep once or twice and missed bits. But, as a slight but charming romantic comedy vehicle for the beautiful and beguiling Ms Cruz it's wonderful. I know that my 'admiration' for the star has completely hijacked what would've been a critical mauling if it'd starred a lesser goddess, but that's just how shallow I am.
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Throda tzenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 September 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Love. Motion Sickness and the Art of Cooking
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Isabella [Penelope Cruz] suffers chronic motion sickness which stunts her life so the stay at home girl throws all her passion into cooking. Skip forward and the little girl grows up, falls for a local small restaurant owner Toninho Oliveira (Murilo Benecio) where she wows the customers with her spicey and delicious original meals. They marry and are ecstatically happy at first, but in order to overcome her motion sickness, she has to take the lead –dancing,sex, everything. It’s too much for hubby and he cheats on her so she takes off and heads for the USA. [and your still barely 5 minutes in]. Cutting to the chase, she becomes a smash sensation, hubby remains at home and upsets the local god of the sea which upsets the locals, he sees her on telly and heads after her but a TV producer also has his sights on her.
At the root of the film is the role reversal of characters, with Isabella literally taking the driving seat [and the traditional male role] while hubby takes a back seat. That’s not the only role change, Harrold Perrineau, Jr is great as Monica, Isabella’s cross-dressing drag queen friend. The film has some atmospheric music, is full of symbolism [the domineering husband who stands on her job offers that have been dropped on the floor] and has some corny but fun lines [Guy 1: That much butter can kill a guy, Guy 2: that much woman can kill a guy] but that’s much of the films appeal, that corny over the top humour. The plot and script are obvious but it is that simplicity that makes it fun viewing, but there are no belly laughs, just good humour and situation comedy.
The disc has no real extras other than about 5 trailers for it. This could quite easily have been a film for all the family, but there is some swearing, and if you don’t like a boy ‘in a dress’ then the film could be an issue for some, also some adult themes and running gags might cause offence depending on who you are watching with hence a 15 rating. As a 15 rating it is definitely worthy of ****.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 June 2007
3.0 out of 5 stars
a very dishy chef with food almost as tasty
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As a visual spectacle this is a gorgeous movie and the music played throughout it is lively,soft and romantic.The humour is light-hearted
and the story being told is easy to follow.The producers of the film did such a good job making the food look tasty and in presenting the chef,Penelope Cruz, as the main dish that the viewer is left in no doubt that if Cruz started a cookery programme on tv in real life a lot of people would watch it!
However for me Woman On Top lacked in its ability
to make me care about what was happening to the characters being portrayed and so I can only give it three stars.
5 people found this helpful
HugglesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 July 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Scenery!!!!!
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Saw this film years ago but have only just got round to buying it. My teenage children also enjoyed it, in fact my son sat with a grin on his face almost all the way through. A film parents and teenagers can watch together if you're looking for something romantic without blatent sex, great scenery in more ways than one and comedy as well:> Makes a pleasant change from all the violent films teens seem to want to watch these days - I really do sound ancient!!!
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L. C. AmundsenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 December 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
A dash of spice!
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Take a beautiful woman and a handsome man, add a dash of spice and what do you get? Entertainment! This is a film for that day when you feel a bit "blue" and need getting yourself cheered up with a "feeling good film". If you watch this film eating some nice nibbles even better as you will get hungry watching all that good cooking!
Love is all you need, and true love will always win regardless of what life throws at you!
jimmybrumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 January 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect.
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Really sweet and romantic film.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 October 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very good seller
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I have got DVD in very good condition. Thanks
PETERReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 December 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
GOOD
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A GOOD MOVIE
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