Tuesday, August 7, 2007

No Reservations - Movie Review

No Reservations (PG) 103 minutes B-
Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Bob Balaban, Jenny Wade, Brian F. O'Byrne, and Patricia Clarkson

If you have seen any previews or read anything about this film, it is not hard to figure out what happens. This movie doesn't pull any punches, but it is consistently entertaining.

Catherine Zeta-Jones plays Kate, an uptight, no none sense Manhattan chef who basically needs to get laid. VoilĂ !- Enter Nick Palmer (Aaron Eckhart), a rival chef who is asked to fill in part time while Kate is on leave. You know what happens next, the other cooks like Nick better, Kate and Nick piss and moan about whose in charge, they love to hate each other, yadayadayada...

There is a little more to the story that I'm not telling you, but because of the basic plot, I don't want to give away too much here. Despite lacking any sort of "edginess", No Reservations is likable, features appealing characters, and maintains a steady flow. If your looking for a wholesome, entertaining, mainstream Hollywood romantic comedy this film is a safe bet.
In other news, I finally finished reading the book Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs last night. It was a frustrating read because certain parts were brilliant, witty, and laugh-out-loud funny! While other times I was extremely bored and even insulted. I have to hand it to Mr. Klosterman (the author), I like his style, and he's a smart guy, but sometimes he just went on and on about things I could give a rat's ass about.

"Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy."
-Spike Milligan

1 comment:

Nobo said...

I don't know when I'll get around to seeing this one. The German version was good - and without the celebrity of of CZJ... So, I wonder if I will like the American interpretation as much.