Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) Reviews

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August 23, 2002
Nettelbeck has crafted an engaging fantasy of flavours and emotions, one part romance novel, one part recipe book.
August 22, 2002
It's a drag how Nettelbeck sees working women -- or at least this working woman -- for whom she shows little understanding.
August 22, 2002
A film that will lift anyone's dog-day spirits.
August 22, 2002
Gedeck is simply terrific in the title role.
August 22, 2002
A very bright, very affecting romantic comedy-drama, with a wonderful central character.
August 16, 2002
The film is thick with decadent food preparation scenes that will send you bolting for a four-star restaurant before the closing credits roll.
August 16, 2002
This is a film that tells us absolutely nothing new about the problems that face us and is shamelessly hedonistic about the obsession with preparing gourmet food of the protagonist, Martha Klein. But it is still delightful.
August 16, 2002
A satisfying dish.
August 15, 2002
The final confection is extremely enjoyable, though a few degrees shy of perfection.
August 13, 2002
For the most part, the ingredients are there. But an unwillingness to explore beyond the surfaces of her characters prevents Nettelbeck's film from coming together.
August 13, 2002
Martha is rich in contradictions, her tightly wound personality running counter to the sensual pleasure she offers others through her art.
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