No Reservations (2008) Although its title suggests carefree abandon, No Reservations can't shake off its watered-down recipe straight out of the romantic-dramedy cookbook: Catherine Zeta-Jones is workaholic chef…
DVD Review

No Reservations (2008)

FAMILIAR RECIPE Aaron Eckhart makes Catherine Zeta-Jones romantic side simmer in the bland No Reservations
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FAMILIAR RECIPE Aaron Eckhart makes Catherine Zeta-Jones romantic side simmer in the bland No Reservations
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 12, 2008; DVD Release Date: Feb 12, 2008; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance; With: Aaron Eckhart and Catherine Zeta-Jones; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Although its title suggests carefree abandon, No Reservations can't shake off its watered-down recipe straight out of the romantic-dramedy cookbook: Catherine Zeta-Jones is workaholic chef Kate, saddled with her dead sister's daughter (Abigail Breslin); enter the wayward (but charming!) sous-chef (Aaron Eckhart) who — you'll never guess! — gets Kate to open up. At least the chow looks exquisite and Breslin is completely endearing. EXTRAS An episode of the Food Network's Unwrapped featuring tart interviews with the stars offers little but the movie's blueberry-pancake recipe, but it's still rather tasty. B-

Originally posted Feb 15, 2008 Published in issue #979 Feb 22, 2008 Order article reprints