Mostly Martha

Gastronomical German chick flick

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OPENS MAY 16, CERT PG, 106 MINS

The latest in a long line of movies to use food as a metaphor, this German romantic comedy is set mainly in the restaurant kitchen of monumentally uptight Martha (Martina Gedeck). She’s a talented chef who finds a fulfilment in culinary creation that she rarely achieves through relationships. But the death of her sister brings two new people into her life?her heartbroken little niece and Mario, the ebullient Italian chef brought in to help her run the restaurant. Lessons in life and love follow. The warmth and charm of the film overshadow the clich

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