No Reservation

Once again our collective disdain for a serious woman, serious character even, is exposed in this Valentine film starring two of the more pretty specimen of our kind. Catherine Zeta-Jones is a celebrated chef who takes her job, her life seriously, a bit too much, her shrink tells her and the fact that she has no man in her life is mostly because of that. Today's Hollywood hero, embodied by Owen Wilson at best and Will Ferrel at worst isn't going to tolerate seriousness of any kind. However, Aaron Eckhart is able to 'fix' her by inserting joy and laughter among other things in her life. It wouldn't quite be a Valentine movie of the 21st century without a cute little kid somehow adding the 'aaaawwww' factor. Abigail Breslin is here to add that icing on a rather limp cake.