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.
In Theaters November 17, 2017
Cast: Cathryn Michon, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Gary Anthony Williams, Niecy Nash, Jack Plotnik, Diedrich Bader, Phil LaMarr, Jordan Black, Romy Rosemont, Roy Jenkins, Cristine Rose, Jennifer Cox, Markie Post, Marcia Wallace, Gavin MacLeod, Cedric Yarbrough, Stephen Root, Louie Anderson
Directed by: Guy Shalem and Cathryn Michon
Written by: Cathryn Michon & Wendi McLendon-Covey and W. Bruce Cameron
Based on: The book, The Grrl Genius Guide to Life, by Cathryn Michon
Produced by: W. Bruce Cameron, Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek, and Cathryn Michon
Distributor: Lionsgate Premiere