Friday, December 14, 2007

No Reservations (2007)

A synopsis from the official site of No Reservations:

Master chef Kate Armstrong (Academy Award winner 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. Kate's perfectionist nature is put to the test when she "inherits" her nine–year–old niece Zoe (Abigail Breslin), while contending with a brash new sous–chef who joins her staff. High–spirited and freewheeling, Nick Palmer (Aaron Eckhart) couldn't be more different from Kate, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Rivalry becomes romance, but Kate will have to learn to express herself beyond the realm of her kitchen if she wants to connect with Zoe and find true happiness with Nick.

This is a remake of the German film Mostly Martha (2001). It has the potential of a great feel good love story, but unfortunately, is ordinary and predictable. It could have been a lot better with more depth of characters. The food looks good, though, and I love the official site.

Rating: 2/5.

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