On the window of the Indian Restaurant in Queens, N.Y., a sign reads: "Today's Special — Trust Me." Now, the Movie Slut wants you to trust her when she says this movie is worth seeing.
At first blush, it's a film about food and family, and certainly both are featured prominently in this unsophisticated, formulaic, but still delightful flick. But "Today's Special" is more about following your heart, not your head, as you make your way through life.
The movie was written by, and stars, a guy "Daily Show" fans know well, Aasif Mandvi, Comedy Central's "correspondent" for whatever. Actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey is his mother.
"Life has no recipe," is the tagline for this sweet movie about learning to cook — and live — from the gut.