Cooking with Stella Reviews
Ultimately, the story is poorly told. There are little visual and musical stings at the beginning which seem to indicate that "this is a quirky movie", but the twists that they reveal (Surprise! The woman is the ambassor, not the man! Surprise! The man is a really good cook and a professional chef! Surprise! He wants to shop in the Indian markets instead of the Embassy grocery store!) are outdated and plodding. After that it went from one stretched-to-the-point-of-fatigue, suspension-of-disbelief trope to another. I was hoping for more when I rented this film, but was sorely disappointed.
I don't care for Don McKellar as an actor and although I loved Lisa Ray in Water, her character in this movie came off as bitchy. The two characters that I did enjoy watching were Seema Biswas' Stella and Shriya Saran as Tannu.