What's Cooking? is a 2000 British/American comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha and starring Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, Joan Chen, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard, and Dennis Haysbert.
The plot takes place on Thanksgiving, in which four ethnically diverse families -- Vietnamese, Latino, Jewish, and African American -- gather for the traditional meal. But each family has its own distinct set of problems, and hilarity ensues.
Reviews have been mixed. The movie holds a "Rotten" Rating of 52% on Rotten Tomatoes, stating "What's Cooking? is well-acted, but the scenes sometimes sink into melodrama as characters scream at each other, and the movie as a whole is too lightweight and forgettable." The film grossed $1,649,655.