No Reservations

No Reservations

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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.

2007100 minsUSA, Australia
Drama
Director:
Scott Hicks ('Shine', 'Hearts in Atlantis')
Writer:
Carol Fuchs
Cast:
Catherine Zeta-JonesAaron EckhartAbigail Breslin
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same old same old

Nothing new here. Very predictable. suppose the word 'pleasant' might describe it. Good way to get out of the hot sun and into some air conditioning while eating too much popcorn to kill some time.

2.0
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Ho hum

Well acted, but a very overdone story line, very predictable but Catherine Zeta-Jones saves the day really, sort of feel she is just filling in time, or wants to pay the bills. Needed something to give it a bit more zest (no pun intended).

3.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

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...

0
Variety

Variety

press

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

press

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

press

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

press

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...

3.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

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...

0
Variety

Variety

press

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...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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?..

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

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...

3.0
0

same old same old

Nothing new here. Very predictable. suppose the word 'pleasant' might describe it. Good way to get out of the hot sun and into some air conditioning while eating too much popcorn to kill some time.

2.0
0

Ho hum

Well acted, but a very overdone story line, very predictable but Catherine Zeta-Jones saves the day really, sort of feel she is just filling in time, or wants to pay the bills. Needed something to give it a bit more zest (no pun intended).

3.0
0