It took me weeks to go see this movie. We're not the movie-goers we once were. Mainly because either there aren't as many movies out there that interest us or because the quality of selections has gone way down hill. Maybe a combination of both. I'm looking forward to seeing Russell Crowe's 3:10 to Yuma, but other than that, the movies this summer have fallen flat, imo.
So when this movie came out, I said "Yes", a romantic comedy about food and chefs. My husband was not overly thrilled to take me to see this "chick flick" but finally last weekend we saw it and I loved it. I love the cooking channels on cable, so what can I say?
The story appealed to me on many levels. It spoke of an intelligent woman, not looking for love - she already had a brilliant career as a chef and seemed married to her work. Then her neice comes unexpectedly into her life, and her whole world changes. She's suddenly enmeshed in taking on a mother's load and a career. She certainly has no room in her life for romance. But the new male chef she works with has other plans. He's a good guy - definitely not an alpha hero, and somewhat of a contradiction at times. You can't help but like the guy.
But the real star of this movie is the young actress, Abigail Breslin. She's got such great appeal. She's adorable and so believeable as the little girl who has lost so much and has to deal with a new home and new life. I don't know - I guess I was just in the mood for an emotional, enjoyable, pull-at-your heartstrings romance.