Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) Reviews

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October 16, 2014
This well-made and entertaining romantic comedy drama provides ample proof that German writer-director Sandra Nettelbeck can turn out a classier commercial feature than most of her Hollywood contemporaries.
June 17, 2011
Predictable but still charming German romantic comedy, centering on the erotic appeal of food
January 2, 2011
German film about finding family.
August 7, 2008
July 17, 2007
Though utterly predictable, this kitchen-set romantic comedy about a severe German woman and a fun-loving Italian cook, has a certain charm, and it's about food, which speaks well for commercial appeal.
December 30, 2006
May 6, 2003
April 5, 2003
March 6, 2003
Great food scenes, good story, real characters.
December 28, 2002
Make sure you have a good meal lined up after the film, because the cooking scenes will drive your palate crazy with desire.
December 11, 2002
Other than the abrupt, rushed ending, the rest of the movie is meticulously crafted.
October 31, 2002
Another foreign import founded on the belief that a good meal can solve anything...
October 22, 2002
This mostly food-as-metaphor-for-life story, never got past the kitchen and never got past thinking how clever its metaphors were.
October 21, 2002
A mostly satisfying, if not unexpected concoction.
October 15, 2002
While it does nothing to re-invent the ever-popular foodie metaphor, it does its work with appealing, unpolished grace and honest feeling.
October 10, 2002
The film reminds me of a vastly improved Germanic version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding -- with better characters, some genuine quirkiness and at least a measure of style. The difference is that I truly enjoyed most of Mostly Martha while I ne
October 2, 2002
Nettelbeck serves the tastiest film about food and sex since Big Night.
September 27, 2002
A delightful entree in the tradition of food movies.
September 27, 2002
It's well-acted, its humor is well-placed and even its more sentimental scenes aren't as sickeningly goopy as they surely would have been if the film had come from a major studio.
September 27, 2002
Mostly Martha glides so effortlessly from comedy to drama that you may be surprised how often you are laughing and crying at the same time.
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