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Jul 25, 2007 09:53 AM

Chefs critique "No Reservations'

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  1. Really interesting. Thanks for posting this.

    1. And in case you are unfamilar with the DC dining scene: These are some of the best in the area. I respect their opinion very their food is amazing! :)

      Seems like a fun movie though.

      1. I think the movie looks beyond cheesy, but I'll still see it because anything that combines film and food is a must-see for me.

        1. See the German original then (one English title is "Mostly Martha". It did centre on a cliché - cold, precise German vs happy-go-lucky Italian (even the photography of Hamburg: stately but steely, vs the happy somewhere-in-central-Italy countryside), but had a lot of emotional ambiguity and a rather unloveable little girl. And in the German film, Martha scrupulously uses a folded towel to pick up hot foods...

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          1. re: lagatta

            The direction and cinematography in "Mostly Martha" were exquisite. I wonder if "No Reservations" will be as artful.

            1. re: lagatta

              I am so happy that someone else knows of Bella Martha - what a beautifully filmed movie. When I saw the trailer for No Reservations, I thought I was going crazy that I had seen it before!

              1. re: Suzieg

                Well, I am fluent in Italian and studying German, so I'd be far more inclined to the original than a Hollywood copy.

                I was so happy, viewing it at the Goethe Institut here in Montréal, to be able to choose no subtitles (as opposed to French or English ones). Between the foodie talk, the universal family story and the Italian, I understood everything.

                In "No Reservations" are the two chefs of different and somehow opposite nationalities?