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Movie night: No Reservations

Catherine Zeta-Jones plays a not-very convincing professional chef who is married to her work, and has no life outside of running a gourmet kitchen in the movie No Reservations. There's a surprising and also rather unrealistic, depressing beginning, that changes her life drastically. Then along comes a new, also not-so-believable sous chef (Aaron Eckhart) into her world, and they butt heads a bit, then work things out. I won't share the whole story if you plan to see it. It's a little cheesy, and I don't really mean to make it sound so unappealing, because I still enjoyed it. Mainly because I love all the fancy food talk in it. Cat-Z-J is way too skinny to be a top chef, and extremely beautiful, so to get me to buy into her "poor me" role, it didn't quite work. Maybe because I was jealous of her. Even after all this negativity, I liked the movie and think it was worth my time. It was light and entertaining, and a decent movie. I give it a 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5.

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I actually just watched this last weekend. I thought it was a cute movie, but not fantastic. A little slow in times. I did not believe that she was able to get that apartment as a chef though!! I was glad I saw it, but wasn't my favorite.
Sierra said…
Ya I was excited to see that movie too, and was actually really disappointed. It was okay and cute I guess but not great!! It was supposed to be a romantic comedy, and I found very little comedy in it at all.
Kirks said…
I wanted to watch this movie and forgot about it. I will have to get it in my next flix order!
Julie said…
I'm glad to hear your thoughts (and other's comments too) on the movie because I've been wanting to rent it but have been a little skeptical if it would be good.
Great review, Kelly. I love your honesty and candor. And did you take that picture? It's fabulous! Yum yum! I'll be right over.
Maryanne said…
Glad to hear your review. I need a "light" move to see after seeing I AM LEGEND two weeks ago. I still haven't recovered from that!
Lonna said…
This movie is actually a remake of a movie called "Mostly Martha". Which I think is way better. It has subtitles though because I think that it is in Italian. If you were disappointed in "no reservations" you should give the real one a try, they have some similarities, but you know Hollywood they like to take liberties and change a lot of the good things.
Summer Adams said…
I kinda liked it too. I'm glad it was a clean movie.
ninnies said…
Hey mom! I really enjoyed that movie, i thought it was really cute. It wasn't the BEST movie that I've seen, but I thought it was pretty cute.

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