Sunday, March 30, 2008


I intended to include a brief mention/review of a movie J and I watched Friday night: No Reservations. On a whim I brought it home from work, thinking it might be something J and I could watch when I visited. I didn't really know anything about it other than perusing the back. Although I anticipated enjoying it, we were both pleasantly surprised with the film.
The story was cute. Perhaps about a third of it takes place in a restaurant kitchen, so if you have an interest in food or cooking you might particularly enjoy it. Although there is some small innuendo, for the most part the sex, language, adult situation is very minimal which was very refreshing and it felt like they were portraying reality.
The character development is well done. Kate is the head chef at an upscale restaurant and a control freak, perfectionist. This all makes her rather high strung and very closed off from change and close relationship with anyone. Through a series of events her niece Zoe is plopped into her life and suddenly Kate has to figure out how to balance her restaurant (which is indeed in her life) with learning how to relate to and help a kid. Throw into this mix an unwelcome sues chef, Nick--who is a bit unconventional with his ideas of running a kitchen (including listening to opera while cooking) and plans to get to know this chef he is working for--and you've got a recipe for a movie with the necessary tensions, resolutions, and romance to please a crowd.


jeremy said...

I concur that this was an enjoyable movie but it could have had some killer robots in it and not missed a beat.

Alaina said...

I've been wanting to see this one - I'll definitely have to check it out!

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Kevin & Amy said...

And "you've got a recipe ..." I like the play on words. :)

Thanks for the recommendation! Hope you're feeling better.

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