Give it three stars.
Just saw No Reservations last Friday, the 27th. Abigail Breslin (her of Little Miss Sunshine fame) plays 9 year old Zoe whose mother is killed in an automobile accident. Her aunt, Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta Jones), becomes Zoe’s guardian. Kate is the head chef in a Manhattan eatery and her kitchen there is her world until, of course, Zoe comes along. And Nick (a newly hired sous-chef). Nick is capably played by Aaron Eckhart.
The movie is about how she finds room in her kitchen, or metaphorically, speaking, her life. One thing certain here. Abigail Breslin has a very bright career ahead of her. John Presta.