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
According to USA Weekend, Catherine Zeta-Jones worked for one evening as a server at the Fiamma Osteria restaurant in New York City in preparation for her role in the movie. When customers told her and/or remarked on how much their server resembled Catherine Zeta-Jones, she would reply to them (in a faux American accent to hide her distinctive British/Welsh accent), "I hear that all the time." 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 »
You bring in a sous chef from an Italian restaurant and I'm the one in therapy?
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Well, i must admit, when i saw the trailer for this movie, i was looking forward to it. I am generally a fan of light hearted romantic comedies and from the trailer, thats the impression i got of this movie. However, i spent most of the movie waiting for the comedy to begin. Although there were a couple of amusing scenes, in general the outlook of the movie was quite depressing.
I also found it difficult to fall in love with any of the characters as they all seemed a little underdeveloped, the time which the director could have used exploring the characters taken up by a needless overuse of Opera, making the movie feel dragged out and slow.
All in all, although there are some touching scenes, the trailer is quite deceptive and i would only suggest you go watch this if there is really nothing else that tickles your fancy.
Not fantastic, and as i have said before; Bland.
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