Friday, February 15, 2008

No Reservations

No Reservations is just another romantic comedy.  With a cooking twist, the story is a typical love story, but with a little girl thrown in to the mix.  The story follows a successful, yet stressed chef Kate (Catherine Zeta-Jones) whose life is thrown off by the sudden death of her sister and subsequent adoption of her neice (Abigail Breslin).  The young girl develops a relationship with Kate's assistant chef Nick (Aaron Eckhart) and they help Kate realize what is really important in life.

Zeta-Jones is talented in any role she takes on.  She has had many hit movies and many that have bombed.  I'm not sure if this movie will put more stars on her career, because the real delight are her co-stars.  Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin really light the screen.  I have not really followed Aaron Eckhart in film, so I was really surprised at his talent in the romantic comedy.  Even more so, his talent with children.  He had such a chemistry with Zeta-Jones and the young Abigail Breslin.
Now here is a star worth bragging about.  She is not even hit her teen years, but she has already hit the red carpet with an Oscar nomination.  Little Miss Sunshine was Breslin's debut, and the film went straight to the top.  She has quickly risen as the most talented child star out there right now, thankfully replacing Dakota Fanning.  Breslin has the sweet child face and manner, yet her roles are emotionally complicated and smart.  I think she will remain in the spotlight for a while.  Her next film, Definitely, Maybe, will boost her screen image as well.

This movie may fade into the many romantic comedies meant for a girl's night at home, but I think it deserves more merit.  In twenty years, I think people will look back at this movie and discover the start of a brilliant career for Abigail Breslin.  Look out for her, for she will continue to succeed on the screen.

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