Quick quiz question: how many bad cooking puns can a team of enterprising Hollywood trailer-makers squeeze into a two-and-a-half-minute spot? Many. Many, many bad puns. It’s enough to make a girl want to stick her head in an oven.
Indeed, the trailer for the upcoming Catherine Zeta-Jones romantic comedy No Reservations(opening July 27) is a total flameout. Its treacly plot (wise totAbigail Breslin comes to live with her Hard-Edged Career Woman of anAunt, who, through parenthood, loosens up and falls in love with dishysous-chef Aaron Eckhart) is a remake of the 2001 German flick Mostly Martha.That’s all dandy ’til the end of the trailer, which features thegroan-inducers: “I wish there was a cookbook for life” and “It’s therecipes you create yourselves that are the best.” Even the release dategets in on the punny action, with “Something’s cooking… this summer.” (Watch the clip below, then click on the jump to read how this trailer’s kitchen-themed groaners made us boiling mad.)
The kicker tagline, perhaps, takes the cake: “Sometimes life isn’t made to order.” Cringe! All right, everyone, let’s think for a minute. As we stew over the promo for No Reservations, give me your best of the worst movie taglines. Which ones which have inspired you to see a movie, and which doozies have, well, led you to vent in horror on PopWatch?