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No Reservations (2007)

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

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Storyline

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

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,704,357, 29 July 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,107,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,601,050
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Kate tells Ken, the foie gras man, that her food is " Comme il faut" and she explains that it means "as it should be" it actually means "correct in behavior or etiquette" See more »

Quotes

Bernadette: The world is so full of pervs. That guy at table 10 is the worst. Every week, a new bimbo. I swear, he leers at my tits, one more time, he's gonna regret it.
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Featured in Getaway: Episode #16.27 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Un bel dì
(from the opera "Madama Butterfly", as used in the film)
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Renata Tebaldi
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Had a chance but.....
12 August 2007 | by 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.

Cheers


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