No Reservations

2007-12-21 13:28
 
What it's about:
Master chef Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a perfectionist who runs her life with the same intimidating intensity she runs her kitchen. But she's put to the test when she "inherits" her nine-year-old niece Zoe (Abigail Breslin), and then has to contend with the brash new sous-chef who joins her staff – the freewheeling Nick Palmer (Aaron Eckhart). With undeniable chemistry the two soon fall in love, and Kate learns that true happiness is not a dream and within her reach.

What we thought of it:

Ilze:
"Terrible! If you saw the original Mostly Martha, give this Hollywood hotdog version a BIG miss. It's like taking a fine French meal and drowning it in ketchup and cheese."

Jenna:
"Absolutely deliciously delightful, especially Aaron Eckhart!"

Soraya:
"I love rom coms but this one had about as much appeal as tepid weak tea. While Aaron Eckhart is handsome and Catherine Zeta-Jones is beautiful there just wasn't any spark or magic between them. I give it a Yawn."

Maryann:
"A great escapist option: definitely a chick-flick. Aaron Eckhart is certainly worth seeing as a rugged opera-loving quirky Italian food guy. It's hardly realistic for an uptight obsessive compulsive chef like Catherine-Zeta Jones to manage to chill out enough to have an instant happy nuclear family within a week, but that's what escapist movies are supposed to deliver.

Leezl:
"No Reservations is a really sweet movie about food and love. There is no swearing, no nakedness and a cute gawky kid. It'll make you hungry, but that's okay, you get your fill of those warm fuzzy feelings. I'd recommend it as a light hearted look at the life of an emotionally repressed chef and her struggle to control her kitchen, life and one very good looking protégé."

Ashlin:
"I like romantic movies and I like food, but this movie was just so bleh. Catherine's mouth annoyed me; she'd be saying something of little importance and all I could focus on was her annoying pouty mouth. Abigail Beslin upstages both Catherine and Aaron, and if it wasn't for her I'd have walked out half way through."

- 24.com
From warm and fuzzy to tepid and weak, is it really convincing when rivalry becomes romance? Here's what the ladies at 24.com had to say.

Nicole 2007/09/14 7:32 PM
No reservations I loved it! ts a MUST SEE!
Gail 2007/10/04 11:14 PM
A gastronomic delight Abigail Breslin is a remarkably talented young actress and what a feast for the eyes is Aaron Eckhart! Catherine Zeta-Jones gives a coolly elegant performance, but melts under the onslaught of love from child and man. A light-hearted, feel-good movie, textured with a measure of tension and sadness to anchor it in real life.
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