I need to start this post out with the disclaimer that I have NOT seen the new movie out called No Reservations. I can, howewver, unequivocably and without doubt give the following recommendation.
In case you don’t know, this movie is a knock-off of what I would call the “real” movie – Mostly Martha. Mostly Martha is the original version of this script and is originally German. The German version of this movie is so beautiful; the story-line is full of emotion – raw emotion – and follows the trials of a little girl and her chef Aunt. This film is not fluff. It is poignant and gets to the core of the characters’ personalities. It is truly a beautiful film, even if you do have to read subtitles to know what is going on.
Again I say that I’ve not seen No Reservations so I can’t really comment that much on the performances of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Abigail Breslin and Aaron Eckhart. I can, however, say that I can’t imagine – can’t fathom! – their performances being any better than those of Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste and Sergio Castellitto.
So, before you go to the theater and pay $15 to see No Reservations, consider going to your library and renting out Mostly Martha. I can guarantee that you will LOVE it and you will save some cash. What could be better than that?