No Reservations | ★★★★★★★★

Every once in a while something surprises you. So it was with this heartwarming story of a single gal caught up in her own world that had a life-changing event - her sister died and she now was the guardian of her niece. The story was an object lesson in what can happen when you are forced to give up control of your life and consequentially find a better one. The lead character Kate, played wonderfully by Catherine Zeta-Jones, seems to find herself pushed in each situation to give up control of her apartment, her job, her emotions and her life.. and eventually her heart.

I loved watching Kate struggle.. this recovering control freak could relate to her struggle.. it is hard to let go of the things that have for so long contributed to your sense of order. It was wonderful to see Kate open her heart to her niece Zoe and eventually let go of the life she had for the life they both needed. I love it when that happens.

I thought that the interactions with Kate and the new chef, played by Aaron Eckhart, were both playful and gave a further glimpse into Kate's fear of losing control. I thought that the movie had a great ending and I came away from it happy. Not bad for an old (2007) movie that somehow got past my radar for a few years. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending it to you. On a scale of 10 I give this movie ★★★★★★★★


  1. We watched that sometime in the last couple of years. I think we saw the trailer on another DVD and thought it looked good. We enjoyed it.

  2. That sounds like the premise of Baby Boom, starring diane Keaton. I love that movie and have seen it tons of times.

  3. This sounds like something I would like to see too. Thanks for the recomendation.

  4. Will have to check it out also - thanks!

  5. I went to theater to see this. It's a Red Box rental not a theater must see. I don't mind spending a buck nine to watch it but hated the idea of shelling out what we did to see it.



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