Thursday, April 30, 2009

No Reservations..

A quaint romantic tale of sorts, with two chefs thrown in. This movie only re-confirms my belief that I should be, a chef. My concentration was more on the sumptuous looking food they were preparing, that the movie itself.

As soon as the movie was over, I SMSed my boyfriend, telling him, "Poopie, I want to be a chef. Screw journalism. My heart and soul has always been in food, I want to devote my life to eradicating hunger and making bellies all over the world, happy"

The plot is very predictable. No nonsense lady chef, on top of her game finds herself irritated with a new cook in her kitchen. It doesn't help when her niece, (her dead sister's daughter) opens up more to chef-boy than her.

Chef-boy and the niece become very pally with each other. He even visits her at home, and cooks a meal of pizza with her. Post dinner, finds both chefs settling down in front of a fire, eating Tiramisu and talking to each other more like friends, than work collegues.

To make a long story short, and to cut the blah blahs out, yes, they do end up together and open a restaurant of their own.

My favorite dialogue in the movie goes something like so; "I wish life was a cookbook full of recipes, telling us exactly what to do"

10 comments:

Rhett said...

I too have seen the movie. I immensely liked Catherine Zeta Jones in that white dress -- highlihghted her body so well and contrasted her pretty face and hair. I just lurve that woman.
I have the passion to be a film maker. A sizzling grizzling all consmuing passion, all the time I keep thinking abt whr I will put the camera, what the shot will be like. If I don't get a camera and friends to co-operate with I will go crazy. I wrote a movie script too sometime back but ... o well.
I liked the post. As you are in that field, you do write really well.

Sam said...

I want to be a chef. Screw journalism. My heart and soul has always been in food, I want to devote my life to eradicating hunger and making bellies all over the world, happy"

Three Cheers to you and this statement of yours... Ummmaaaahh!

Jaggu said...

All the best and let me know when you become Chef...:-P

DPhatsez said...

Catherine Zeta Jones! (drool drool!)

Swell post!
"Screw journalism. My heart and soul has always been in food, I want to devote my life to eradicating hunger and making bellies all over the world, happy"

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. \m/

Feel free to drop by my blog.

Mustang said...

sounds like a fun movie.. should catch it sometime... pretty nice review.

cheers
D

mon espace said...

Nice review..No bullshit and gives you a good picture. ;) .But..

"I wish life was a cookbook full of recipes, telling us exactly what to do"

I think the fun part of life rests in the If's, What's, When's and Why's...Given a choice I'd never open my cookbook, I'd rather write my own ;)

Chronicwriter said...

i wish that life was a cook book too :)

chriz

CM-Chap said...

I guess Im the wrong person to see ths film.. bcoz I'm pretty bad in food. Eat anytg u get and survive is my policy most of the time.

But heroine is good.. so might thnk of gvg a chance

Aarna - Sara Sekhar said...

well watching this movie..even i wanted to be chef!!!. i loved this movie...and that too a yummy-licious chef who cooks and looks like really "good"..who would say "no"

megalomaniac said...

Screw journalism??? My heart and soul has always been in food????? I want to devote my life to eradicating hunger and making bellies all over the world, happy???ok...but u neednt be a chef for tht...and besides the countless burns,cuts and webbings dat one gets u will also be saved from a lot of consistent verbal abuse topped with dialogues like"oh..so u say u forgot the garnish?what if i forget to give u the salary for this month?".i forgot to add the countless hours of sleeplessness and red sore eyes and not getting a day off for 13-14 days together tht u neednt endure for ur love of gastronomy!!