Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I have been wanting to watch this movie since the Summer.
It was just as good as I thought it would be.

Aaron Eckhart reminded me of my old boss. I worked for him twice and this character is like him!

from NYTimes

If you’ve seen the commercials and trailers for “No Reservations,” you’re probably anticipating a glossy, goofy romance between a tightly-wound head chef named Kate (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and her new sous-chef, Nick (Aaron Eckhart), a rugged blond life force. Faithfully adapted from the German filmmaker Sandra Nettelbeck’s 2001 feature “Mostly Martha,” the movie provides these stock elements and many others, including a wisecracking preteenage girl (Abigail Breslin of “Little Miss Sunshine”), lyrical montages and too-cute therapy scenes (with Bob Balaban as the shrink) that play like unsubtle attempts to fill in the taciturn heroine’s past. What’s unexpected and gratifying, though, is the film’s enlightened attitude toward parenthood and work, which the movie’s publicity campaign conspicuously glosses over, even though it’s the story’s driving force. — Matt Zoller Seitz, The New York Times


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