Synopsis by Mark Deming
Does true love mix with Sweet and Sour Chicken? That's the question posed by this romantic comedy that follows three couples whose dates have led them to the same Chinese restaurant. Goofy high school nice-guy Heath (Matt Barker) has taken Doug (Rachel Kimsey), a blonde-haired, blue-eyed cheerleader, out for dinner before heading to the prom. However, Doug is only going with Heath to make her former boyfriend jealous, though Heath doesn't realize it. Doug's mother Carolyn (Terra Allen) is dining at the same restaurant with her steady boyfriend Dean (Douglas Caputo); Dean is planning on proposing to Carolyn, but she values her independence and it's hard to say how she'll react. And Heath's older sister Beth (Brandy Snow) is on a dinner date with Trent (Christopher Marley), a smooth disc jockey who keeps making passes at her while she just keeps throwing them back. Fortune Cookie was enthusiastically received in its screening at the 1999 Hollywood Film Festival.
boyfriend, dinner, love, mother, proposal [romantic], restaurant, sister, jealousy