What's Cooking? 2000

Synopsis:

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.

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges & Gurinder Chadha
Release date: 2000-01-20
Runtime: 110 minutes
Tagline: Thanksgiving. A celebration of food, tradition and relative insanity.
Cast:
Joan Chen
Joan Chen
Trinh Nguyen 
Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Avila 
Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
Rachel Seelig 
Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
Audrey Williams 
Maury Chaykin
Maury Chaykin
Herb 'Herbie' Seelig