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No Reservations

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David Lee

No Reservations

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
101 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/27/07
performer:
Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson
director:
Scott Hicks
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
60325, 77367
genre:
Drama, Romance, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Although its title suggests carefree abandon, No Reservations can’t shake off its watered-down recipe straight out of the romantic-dramedy cookbook: Catherine Zeta-Jones is workaholic chef Kate, saddled with her dead sister’s daughter (Abigail Breslin); enter the wayward (but charming!) sous-chef (Aaron Eckhart) who — you’ll never guess! — gets Kate to open up. At least the chow looks exquisite and Breslin is completely endearing. EXTRAS An episode of the Food Network’s Unwrapped featuring tart interviews with the stars offers little but the movie’s blueberry-pancake recipe, but it’s still rather tasty. B-

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