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Marlene and I have actually had a few opportunities over the last few months to get nights away on our own. On one occasion, my folks came to town and lent us their hotel room while they stayed in our apartment with the kids. We were watching tv in that room when we saw a few scenes from this movie with a great cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones as a head chef in a restaurant on Bleecker Street. Abigail Breslin as her niece who comes to live with her when her mom suddenly dies. Aaron Eckhart as the devotee of Italian cooking who invades her kitchen as a sous chef. We had to turn it off, but we said to ourselves: Netflix queue.

So a couple of weeks ago we caught up with it. It’s a love story called No Reservations. I think what I liked most about it was Eckhart’s character. Read the rest of this entry »

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