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Eden

Eden (2006)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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A chef discovers that the old saw "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" works for women as well in this romantic comedy from Germany. Gregor (Josef Ostendorf) is a gourmet chef who runs a small but highly regarded restaurant in Berlin. Gregor believes that food can awaken the erotic impulses and he revels in the sensual pleasures of his cooking; however, he hasn't had much luck in finding someone to share the joy of cooking with him. One night, Gregor meets Eden (Charlotte Roche), a

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (3)

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.

February 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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An over-filled smorgasbord of sweet intentions. The saving grace is a modicum of spiteful, deadpan humour at dumbkopf Xaver's expense.

March 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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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.

February 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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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.

February 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Two touching performances only partially compensate for a weak script that never seems interested in challenging the superb Bella Martha (Mostly Martha).

April 2, 2007 Full Review Source: european-films.net
european-films.net

An amiable, but underpowered and sentimental film.

March 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

A succulent yet chaste love story which leaves a pleasant enough taste, but you might not be inclined to tip.

March 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

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.

March 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

The solid performances from Ostendorf and Roche can't disguise the awkward tonal shifts contained in the final stretches of this sentimental story.

March 16, 2007 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

The solid central performances can't quite sustain the charm of this offbeat odd-couple romance as the action lapses into discordantly bleak absurdism.

March 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

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Dull and depressing.
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