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Issue: Winter 2007

No Reservations movie review

Therapist: Life is unpredictable.
Kate: Not in my kitchen

Kate is the perfectionist chef at an expensive restaurant whose life is suddenly changed.

When her sister dies, Kate becomes guardian of her niece Zoe (whose name means life). The restaurant owner brings in another chef to help our, Kate's sous chef taking the opportunity to give birth at this time. Enter Nick, a sous chef who embraces life enthusaistically and leads the kitchen staff in impromtu arias.

Nick and Zoe forge a friendship while each challenges Kate's priorities and way of life.

Movie poster, No Reservations; Festivale film review

Movie poster, No Reservations; Festivale film review

Something's Cooking This Summer

Despite the potential for melodrama, No Reservations is very nicely handled. Well written, and helmed by Scott Hicks who knows his way around this kind of material, it is a credible story of new lives and new loves.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 23 August 2007
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See also: Suddenly a parent movies:
Baby Boom ; Raising Helen;

Just the facts:

Title: No Reservations (2007)
Written by: Carol Fuchs(screenplay),Sandra Nettelbeck (screenplay "Mostly Martha")
Directed by: Scott Hicks
rating: PG
running time: 104 mins

The Players: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Patricia Clarkson, Bob Balaban, Abigail Breslin

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