Cook Off!

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Cook Off!
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Directed by Cathryn Michon
Guy Shalem
Written by
Based on The Grrl Genius Guide to Life
by Cathryn Michon
Starring
Music by Joel Beckerman
Cinematography Bruce Dickson
Edited by
  • Cathryn Michon
  • Mallory Gottlieb
  • Michael Demirjian
Distributed by Lionsgate Premiere
Release date
Running time
98 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Cook Off! is an American mockumentary comedy film directed by Cathryn Michon and Guy Shalom. The film was released on November 17, 2017, after being shelved for 10 years.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The film centers on a group of quirky people as they fiercely compete in a famed cooking contest for the grand prize of one million dollars.[3]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was already finished by 2007, but was shelved without explanation for a decade. In September 2017, it was reported that Lionsgate Premiere would finally release the film.[5] Lionsgate had reportedly edited the film prior to release by cutting 20 minutes of footage and adding 22 minutes of previously unused footage.[6]

Release[edit]

The film made its worldwide premiere at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado in February 2007.[7] The film was released in theaters and on VOD on November 17, 2017.[8]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an average rating of 20% based on 5 reviews, with an average rating of 6.1/10.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cook Off! (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  2. ^ Fletcher, Rosie (September 21, 2017). "Melissa McCarthy movie Cook-Off! finally gets a release date and trailer after sitting on the shelf for 10 years". Digital Spy. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (September 19, 2017). "'Cook-Off!' Trailer: Long Shelved Melissa McCarthy Comedy Finally Sees The Light of Day". The Playlist. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Hipes, Patrick (September 19, 2017). "'Cook Off!' Trailer: Melissa McCarthy Comedy Reheated Ten Years Later". Deadline. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Cook-Off! Trailer: Melissa McCarthy Gets Her Hands (and Face) Dirty". Vulture. September 19, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  6. ^ Fletcher, Rosie (September 21, 2017). "Melissa McCarthy movie Cook-Off! finally gets a release date and trailer after sitting on the shelf for 10 years". Digital Spy. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  7. ^ Bond, Nick (September 21, 2017). "Melissa McCarthy's latest film is actually 10 years old". Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Cook Off! Trailer: Watch Melissa McCarthy Try Her Hand At A Mockumentary". CinemaBlend. Retrieved October 19, 2017.

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