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Cook Off! (2017)




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Reality-show shenanigans mix with the fiery-and-fierce world of competitive baking in the deliciously sly mockumentary COOK OFF! As a buffet of quirky contestants prepare for the renowned Van Rookle Farms Cooking Contest, the heat is on to win a one-million-dollar prize. The filmmakers follow them as the foodie media and celebrity judges descend on a hotel convention area to see which contestants rise, which ones fall, who will reveal their true nature, and who will find love with the contest's costumed Muffin Man mascot. Costarring a cast of improv geniuses including Cathryn Michon, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Gary Anthony Williams, Niecy Nash, Diedrich Bader, Stephen Root, and Sam Pancake, the zesty COOK OFF! is an affectionate nod to ordinary Americans who believe they're one dollop of spray cheese away from achieving their dreams.

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Cathryn Michon
as Sharon Solfest
Wendi McLendon-Covey
as Pauline Solfest
Melissa McCarthy
as Amber Strang
Ben Falcone
as Cameron Strang
Gary Anthony Williams
as Lars Hagerbakke
Niecy Nash
as Ladybug Briggs
Jack Plotnick
as Timothy Whims
Diedrich Bader
as Del Crawford
Phil LaMarr
as Rev. Thaddeus Briggs, Esq.
Romy Rosemont
as Patty Pasternak
Louie Anderson
as Mayor Doug Halverson
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Critic Reviews for Cook Off!

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Wafting into theaters after sitting on the back burner for the last decade, "Cook Off!" is a shrill, gloppy mess of a mockumentary being served up well past its "best before" date - if there ever actually were one.

August 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Cook Off piles some better-than-this comedians into a culinary competition whose dishes look as unpalatable as the film itself.

November 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie tries to do for amateur cooking contests what "Best in Show" did for dog competitions, but the strained folksiness and tired stereotypes couldn't be further from the snap and wit of prime Christopher Guest.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

While the humor is overtly silly and light, I found some of it quite troubling.

August 25, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

... neither witty nor insightful in its comic observations, instead relying on low-brow gags and stereotypes out of desperation.

November 17, 2017 | Full Review…

All the ingredients for a tasty entertainment.

November 16, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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