No Reservations

No Reservations

No Reservations

Romantic comedy based on the German film Mostly Martha. Master chef Kate (Catherine Zeta-Jones) lives her life like she runs her kitchen at a trendy Manhattan eatery: with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. Her life style is tested when she "inherits" her nine-year-old niece Zoe (Abigail Breslin) and contends with a brash new sous-chef who joins her staff. Nick (Aaron Eckhart) is her opposite, care-free and high-spirited. But lo and behold, a twitching chemistry develops between the two and rivalry becomes romance.

2007Rating: PG, contains low level offensive language100 minsUSA, Australia
Drama
Director:
Scott Hicks ('Shine', 'Hearts in Atlantis')
Writer:
Carol Fuchs
Cast:
Catherine Zeta-JonesAaron EckhartAbigail Breslin

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No Reservations / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

The cynic would like to write this off as empty grown-up hooey, "Baby Boom" without an ounce of bang. But you can't do it, because the thing's so charming and frothy and delightful and sentimental and beautifully shot and well-acted and sincere that it takes a good couple of hours before you start craving real nourishment...

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Variety

Variety

Agreeably prepared and attractively presented, this remake of the tasty 2001 German feature "Mostly Martha" bears too many earmarks of Hollywood packaging and emotional button-pushing, but doesn't go far wrong by closely sticking to the original's smart story construction...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film feels miscast. Neither Zeta-Jones nor Eckhart look the least bit comfortable in a restaurant kitchen. More troubling, they look downright uncomfortable with each other...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The movie feels stubbornly, resolutely disingenuous and one-dimensional. Everything in it isdesigned to make you feel better, so why does it feel artificial and palliative in that really depressing way?..

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Film Threat

Film Threat

I generally wince at the thought of a foreign film receiving a Hollywood do-over, but No Reservations satisfactorily Americanizes its German predecessor by taking an originally more serious story and adding to it a lighter, more comedic tone...

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