Like Beauty and the Beast, Eden is a fairy tale about impossible love, but this beast, instead of a noble soul, has an insatiable appetite.
| Original Score: B
As long as it's whimsically celebrating the ambiguous joys of cooking, writer-director Michael Hofmann's movie has charm and a sweetness verging on the tart.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A succulent yet chaste love story which leaves a pleasant enough taste, but you might not be inclined to tip.
| Original Score: 3/5
Earns its place-setting with other foodie movies (Eat Drink Man Woman, Big Night, Tampopo) for the sheer volume of delectable dishes - which, in spite of the muddy lensing, will set stomachs pining.
An over-filled smorgasbord of sweet intentions. The saving grace is a modicum of spiteful, deadpan humour at dumbkopf Xaver's expense.
The solid central performances can't quite sustain the charm of this offbeat odd-couple romance as the action lapses into discordantly bleak absurdism.
A love story of sorts, it's not a feel-good movie so much as feel-orgasmic-and-then-mildly-crestfallen movie. Like sex, like a good meal, like life.
Two touching performances only partially compensate for a weak script that never seems interested in challenging the superb Bella Martha (Mostly Martha).
An amiable, but underpowered and sentimental film.
| Original Score: 2/5
The solid performances from Ostendorf and Roche can't disguise the awkward tonal shifts contained in the final stretches of this sentimental story.