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No Reservations (2007)

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

Director:

Scott Hicks

Writers:

Carol Fuchs (screenplay), Sandra Nettelbeck (screenplay "Mostly Martha")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Kate
Aaron Eckhart ... Nick
Abigail Breslin ... Zoe
Patricia Clarkson ... Paula
Jenny Wade ... Leah
Bob Balaban ... Therapist
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Sean
Lily Rabe ... Bernadette
Eric Silver Eric Silver ... John
Arija Bareikis ... Christine
John McMartin ... Mr. Peterson
Celia Weston ... Mrs. Peterson
Zoë Kravitz ... Charlotte
Matthew Rauch ... Ken
Dearbhla Molloy ... Anna
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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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Something's Cooking This Summer See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mostly Martha See more »

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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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In many interior shots in the kitchen, movie cameras and lighting are reflected in the heat lamp covers and other metallic surfaces. See more »

Quotes

Kate: There's no greater sin than to over cook a quail. Perfectly cooked, they must have a touch of pink on the breast. But, you need the right quail. It has to be fleshy or it dries out too easily.
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Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Written by Solomon Linda, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Performed by Lebo M.
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Bland
1 September 2007 | by nuttymoo722See all my reviews

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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