Mostly Martha

This intelligent German romance/comedy packs on the emotion heavier than your average American "You've Got Mail" and so I give this one my thumbs up. However, the Germans can't even seem to avoid predictability in their romantic comedies, either. The film centers around Martha, a temperamental French chef, whose best friend dies (of course leaving her mentally anguished) and she is left to look after her bratty kid. Meanwhile, at the restaurant, they hired a goofy co-chef and Martha don't like. The movie doesn't leave much to be desired, however, so I'm recommending it.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner, Sibylle Canonica, Katka Studt, Antonio Wannek, Idel Uner, Oliver Brournis, Ulrich Thomsen, Gerhard Gerbers

Directed by:

Sanda Nettelbeck


2002 drama

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: A-

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