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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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Life isn't always made to order. See more »


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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on German film "Mostly Martha." See more »


When Zoe is eating Nick's spaghetti in the restaurant kitchen, the bowl of spaghetti alternates between full and almost empty as they switch camera angles. See more »


Therapist: Kids like fishsticks...
Kate: I can't believe I'm actually paying for these suggestions.
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Referenced in Storage Hunters UK: Hampshire (2015) See more »


Via con me (It's Wonderful)
Written by Paolo Conte
Performed by Paolo Conte
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Had a chance but.....
12 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had all the potential and makings of a great feel good, great love story...the cast is perfect, the visuals work, the original premise works, the characters work....but the story moves from one chess move to the next in a most predictable way...not one character in the movie has any depth or has any depth explained by the director. All we know about Catherine Zeta-Jones character is she is obsessed with her world....nobody is allowed in and nobody challenges her world...that much is obvious....but the remaining characters all have their own dimensions that are really never explored or exposed....Aaron Eckhart's character had so much more to offer to the story but wasn't allowed, Abigail Breslin's character is so easy to understand that her performance comes across somewhat predictable and phony....in the end everything reverts back to the forced turbulent world of Catherine Zeta-Jones which the audience never totally falls for....honestly, her turbulent world is not much more than a portrayal of a selfish, self obsessed, spoiled lady who most people would not have much time or sympathy for in the real world. The director needed to make her a hero and never does....in the end, it is Eckhart's character that ultimately wins because he wins.

Not a lousy movie, just a movie that could have been a lot better with more depth of personalities allowed in, explained and exposed.


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