This full, sweet comedy, adapted by star Aasif Mandvi from an Off-Broadway play, has a city flavor and a wry take on familial obligations.
Review, New York Daily News, 2010-11-30
The film, like a great meal, leaves you wanting more.
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 2010-11-30
An irresistible delight.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 2010-11-30
Charming and mouthwatering...
Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2010-11-19
Despite the lack of surprises and a too-neat ending, Today's Special radiates charming warmth.
Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News, 2010-11-18
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, 2010-11-18
Shah is a bonus for the movie. This smooth, self-confident, inarguably sexy veteran actor doesn't steal the film so much as wrap it around his finger.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 2010-11-18
I love cooking and I love Indian food, and so I had a good time during "Today's Special."
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2010-11-18
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, 2010-11-17
An overall lack of adventurousness negates any genuine sense of surprise, but credit this Indian-themed indie for spicing up a familiar and routine dish with reasonably tasty flavor.
Nick Schager, Time Out New York, 2010-11-17
Hits all the sentimental cliches of the genre as if they were stops on the No. 7 train.
Mike Hale, New York Times, 2010-11-19
It's an easy movie to watch, and yet it's just as easy to forget or skip entirely.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2010-11-19
It's a film where the plating outshines the flavor.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2010-11-19
Mandvi's comic chops and unique background haven't kept him from co-writing and starring in an agonizingly mediocre independent comedy-drama.
Nathan Rabin, AV Club, 2010-11-18
Cheerful in outline and yet prone to maudlin bulges in its middle.
Michelle Orange, Village Voice, 2010-11-16