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No Reservations (2007)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  27 July 2007 (USA)
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The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.



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Cast overview, first billed only:


A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at upscale 22 Bleecker Restaurant in Manhattan--with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. With breathtaking precision, she powers through each hectic shift, coordinating hundreds of meals, preparing delicate sauces, seasoning and simmering each dish to absolute perfection. Written by AhmadMob

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mostly Martha  »

Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,704,357 (USA) (27 July 2007)


$43,097,652 (USA) (2 November 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nick jokingly tells Kate that in Italian, tiramisu means "food of the gods." In actuality, tiramisu literally means "pick me up." See more »


When Kate starts the pillow fight with Zoe, she takes a pillow in her right hand, ready to swing it from right to left. On the next camera shot, she swings the pillow from left to right with both her hands. See more »


Therapist: Kate, I'm sure you will be able to prevent the worst from happening.
Kate: And that would be?
Therapist: That he will tolerate you for any length of time.
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Written by Carl W. Stalling
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No Reservations About "No Reservations"
9 August 2007 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

"No Reservations" is not a great film, nor does it pretend to be. It is very predictable and follows the formula used in countless other movies. Despite that, it give you everything you want from this type of film and is better than many of the sequels that have come out this year.

Catherine Zeta Jones is as beautiful as ever. There is a nice dose of Verdi and Puccini opera arias, and Abigail Breslin steals the film like she did with "Little Miss Sunshine." I have not liked Aaron Eckert in the past, but in this film he brings happiness to the otherwise dour Zeta Jones.

Some of the professional critics said they like the original German film "Mostly Martha" better, but I thought that "No reservations" improved on the original in every possible way. The only valid criticism I could find was that Catherine Zeta Jones is too beautiful to be believable as a lonely chef. That is a flaw I can live with.

If you are looking for a break from the so-called Summer "action" films, "No Reservations" is not very original, but it certainly fits the bill. The only drawback is that you will definitely leave the theater feeling really hungry for good food.

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