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No Reservations (2007)

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The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

Director:

Scott Hicks

Writers:

Carol Fuchs (screenplay), Sandra Nettelbeck (screenplay "Mostly Martha")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Kate
Aaron Eckhart ... Nick
Abigail Breslin ... Zoe
Patricia Clarkson ... Paula
Jenny Wade ... Leah
Bob Balaban ... Therapist
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Sean
Lily Rabe ... Bernadette
Eric Silver Eric Silver ... John
Arija Bareikis ... Christine
John McMartin ... Mr. Peterson
Celia Weston ... Mrs. Peterson
Zoë Kravitz ... Charlotte
Matthew Rauch ... Ken
Dearbhla Molloy ... Anna
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Storyline

A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at upscale 22 Bleecker Restaurant in Manhattan--with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. With breathtaking precision, she powers through each hectic shift, coordinating hundreds of meals, preparing delicate sauces, seasoning and simmering each dish to absolute perfection. Written by AhmadMob

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Something's Cooking This Summer See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Kojo | Warner Bros [France] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Scott Hicks Film See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,704,357, 29 July 2007

Gross USA:

$43,107,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,601,050
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of John McMartin. See more »

Goofs

When Kate and Zoe are walking alongside a yellow school bus on the way to Zoe's first day at school, a mother with her son is crossing the road. As the mother and son pass the front of the bus, the son drops his book. The son tells the mom and they pause in the path of Kate and Zoe briefly before being forced to move on, leaving the book behind in order not to block Kate and Zoe. A crossing officer attempts to pick it up for them before leaving it as the mother and son exit the scene. See more »

Quotes

Kate: There's no greater sin than to over cook a quail. Perfectly cooked, they must have a touch of pink on the breast. But, you need the right quail. It has to be fleshy or it dries out too easily.
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Features Operation: Rabbit (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

The Chronicle
Written by Jethro Heysen-Hicks and Henrik Linde
Performed by Jethro Heysen-Hicks (as Heysen-Hicks), Henrik Linde (as Linde) and Howard
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A Gourmet Dish With A Strange Undertaste
3 August 2007 | by dowdoseanSee all my reviews

I think that Catherine Zeta Jones and Aaron Eckhart could do a new version of "Prizzi's Honor" they both look like professional killers. In a nice way, of course. It wouldn't have surprised me if one of the two had produced a kitchen knife and stabbed the other multiple times. Okay, enough of that. The movie is, how shall I put it? Nice. Catherine Zeta Jones manages a sort of warmth that I had never noticed before in her and Aaron, well, he just goes for it, reveling in this film persona that he's been developing for years. The tender macho type. The food looks great but not as great as in "Big Night" remember that one? Some character touches are really spot on. The city and the dishes are photographed beautifully, the human beings a little less. I almost walked out during a musical montage but I'm a glad I didn't. All in all. Fun. Not Preston Sturges but fun.


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