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No Reservations (2008)

Catherine Zeta-jones , Aaron Eckhart , Scott Hicks  |  PG |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Catherine Zeta-jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Jenny Wade, Bob Balaban
  • Directors: Scott Hicks
  • Writers: Carol Fuchs
  • Producers: Bruce Berman
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JPSM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,592 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "No Reservations" on IMDb

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  • Unwrapped: Host Marc Summers visits the set and talks to the film's stars for an episode of his Food Network series
  • Includes widescreen and full-screen versions

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A perfectionist chef addicted to her work struggles to adjust when her sister passes away leaving her with a little girl to raise and a new soup-chef threatens to take over her kitchen with his high-spirited and free-wheeling ways.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Light and fluffy and delicious! February 13, 2008
A lot of people seem to be saying, "Don't watch this awful remake! Go watch Mostly Martha, the original!" I say, by all means, watch Mostly Martha, but don't bypass this version.

It's true that if I had watched this without having seen the original version, Mostly Martha, I would probably have liked it even better. This American version is really too close to the original, right down to the appearance of several characters (Leah, the sous-chef, for instance). For this reason, if you try to compare the two, it comes off as a half-hearted reproduction, Mostly Martha's reheated leftovers.

In many ways, it does lack some of the heart and depth of Mostly Martha. The characters are not as deep and intense, so their relationships aren't as meaningful to the audience. Kate is not quite as tightly wound as Martha, not quite as isolated--so her sudden inheritance of a child and the infringement of a stranger in her kitchen are less difficult and less meaningful. Zoe is much happier and lively than Lina ever is, and is not as scarred by her mother's death, so her struggle to accept Kate is again less meaningful. Nick, I felt, was outstanding--he was different from Mario, but equally effective. I actually preferred Nick, in fact, as I found Mario bordered on annoying at times, while Nick was more appealing all the way through (and Aaron Eckhart is certainly better looking!).

So why did I give it four stars? Well, I'm a sucker for a good romance. I feel that if I hadn't seen Mostly Martha, I would have given it four stars as a good romantic comedy. That is what is, and that is, I think, all it tries to be.
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Recipe for Life July 23, 2007
There's a light, good-hearted nature to "No Reservations" that's quite pleasing, if a little predictable. This is just as much a story of life as it is a story of romance, and we all know the formulas such films follow: a person's world is rearranged when someone new enters his or her life, and the laughter, tears, and conflict will be plentiful. I expected nothing less from "No Reservations," which is probably why I was able to enjoy it. This is a charming, funny, touching film that casts away any qualms about being formulaic, which is a good thing for anyone in need of romantic escapism. I don't dare question how realistic the events of the film are; this is not a film that bothers with realism, but rather with the idealism that life is supposed to work in a specific way. At times, it's a welcome diversion.

The plot concerns Kate (Catherine Zeta-Jones), the executive chef of an upscale New York restaurant. We immediately get the sense that hers is a very organized, controlled world; while not explicitly critical or demeaning, she is fiercely protective of what she's worked so hard for, namely her position at the restaurant. Here's a person that's strong on the outside but deeply insecure on the inside, exemplified by her inability to receive criticism (never complain about the food she prepares; you'll definitely regret it). For these reasons, she's ordered into therapy. She pretty much dominates her own sessions with incessant discussions on food preparation--appetizing, yes, but not exactly enlightening. Her therapist (Bob Balaban) is initially unable to ask any questions or give any advice. Clearly, she's afraid to let anyone examine her personal life.

Her world is turned upside down when her sister dies in a car accident, leaving behind a daughter, Zoe (Abigail Breslin).
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bland March 29, 2008
This romantic comedy is likable but extremely predictable. Catherine Zeta Jones plays a chef at an upscale NYC restaurant who has devoted her life to being a great chef. So much so that she doesn't have time for anything else. Her sister is killed in a car wreck on the way to visit leaving her with her daughter to raise as her own. Meanwhile the new assistant chef is a carefree guy who brings big changes with him. Can you see it coming? Catherine doesn't like him at first, but then....Yes you guessed it. The story is okay and the acting is good enough, but there is nothing new here. This is a good rental to watch with the girlfriend or wife.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A poor remake of "Mostly Martha" February 2, 2008
I absolutely loved "Mostly Martha" and therefore was a bit sceptical about a remake to begin with - unfortunately this version didn't even come close. It has none of the warmth of the original. And it totally lacked the intriguing dialog and relationship between niece and aunt. Although I liked all actors in other movies - here they just failed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Falsely advertised as a romantic comedy/summer hit February 17, 2008
Falsely advertised and promoted as a romantic comedy/charming/summer hit movie, as noted in other reviews here at this movie is not a romantic comedy, or at least not a prototypical romantic comedy.

There's romance in the story, but it's not the prime focus. There's also comedy, but again, not the prime focus.

Mostly there's a story of an overly stressed and tightly wound head chef for a busy restaurant in a big city environment who has inherited her sister's only child and has been somewhat forced to work with a chef she didn't get to select and approve of before his hiring.

The movie is entertaining enough to rate 3 stars, but in trying not to be any one type of movie there seems not to be much of an identity here at all.

People that have worked in the restaurant business, or who are interested in the restaurant business may enjoy the film a bit more than others as it offers a bit of a behind the scenes look at the restaurant business. Then again, you could turn the TV on and watch Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, the Food Network or similar material to gain some of the same insights.

Again, as another reviewer here mentions, if you are a fan of either of the stars, you also might get more enjoyment from the movie.

On Blu-ray disc the picture looks good, audio levels were consistent, background music not overly distracting.

Worth the purchase? Probably better as a rental for most.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Will watch again
No reservations is a great movie- zeta-jones is awesome as usual. Good story line and keeps you interested till the end
Published 20 hours ago by Alyssa S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Good movie & entertaining - makes the viewer put things in perspective that devotion to work does not always provide happiness.
Published 1 day ago by Ratamacu
1.0 out of 5 stars Just watch Mostly Martha
They copied an excellent movie, in the most stupid way.

They all (director, actors, producers, etc.) do such a mediocre job!
Published 3 days ago by MiloMilo
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just about food
Just as enjoyable as I remembered! Sad moments I forgot about. But, a great movie! Learning to grow together aunt and niece figure it out with a little help.
Published 3 days ago by Stephanie D. Noble
5.0 out of 5 stars so fun
I am feel in love to the Catherine Zeta Jones, so there was so beautiful in that movie, so fun in the single shot
Published 5 days ago by Ernesto E.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
Great for showing careers in Foods and Nutrition! Shows a great story along with real life restaurant business. Must see!
Published 6 days ago by Caitlin Roach
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Love it! Can watch it over and over again. Zeta-jones is brilliant and funny in the movie. You should see it!
Published 9 days ago by IA
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
I had never watched this movie, but I love it. I had heard alot of good things about it. Great condition, Arrived ontime.
Published 19 days ago by Abigail
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun Premise and Escape
If you're in the mood for a chick-flick, this is fun. It is based upon the German movie MOSTLY MARTHA, which is more authentic and better to my sense. Read more
Published 27 days ago by L. M. Keefer
2.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT a romantic comedy but a social drama, serious, humourless,...
The cover of this DVD is absolutely misguiding, in every possible aspect. More detailed description below, with some limited SPOILERS.

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Opinions do very greatly. I happened to love it - far more than the other "cuisine" films this year. If you're not sure you want to risk it, rent first, then make your decision.
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