“No Reservations” stars Catherine Zeta Jones as a chef of a New York City restaurant. Her sister is killed in a car accident so Jones’ character has to take care of her niece, who’s played by Abigail Breslin.
This isn’t easy for the chef, who is used to living alone and working crazy hours. And it isn’t easy for the little girl etiher, since she’s just lost her mom and now has to move into a new home and start a new school.
Plus, a new chef (played by Aaron Eckhart) is hired at the restaurant and that complicates things as well.
“No Reservations” is a nice, small summer movie. There are no special effects, or car chases or animated characters. We learn a lot about what it’s like to work at a restaurant and all the food looks great! Don’t go to this movie if you’re hungry, it’ll only make things worse.
The acting is excellent, which is why the movie works even thought the story is somewhat predictable.
“No Reservations” is rated PG, mostly for the sad moments involving the girls missing her mom. Younger kids may have a tough time dealing with those scenes.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “No Reservations” gets a B. It’s the best family drama of the year so far. And it has the best opera music of any movie I’ve ever seen.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic/entertainment reporter in 2006 at the age of 7. Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases. All together he has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9.
LCJ appears every Friday morning on WGNA-FM . His movie reviews are also posted on his website, his YouTube channel and the popular website Cultjer.com. He is also a contributing writer for Jerry Beck’s AnimationScoop.com. Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE” (every Sunday at Noon ET). And “The LCJ Q&A Podcast” features interviews with celebrities and filmmakers. Among those who have joined LCJ on the show are comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried, “Wallace & Gromit” creator Nick Park, Emmy-winning game show host Todd Newton and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Lights Camera Jackson has been co-starring in photographs with his favorite celebrities since he was 6 years old. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest appeared in the first. Seacrest was a VIP guest at a local telethon. Jackson, a big fan of “Idol”, approached Seacrest during a break and asked for an autograph. The “Idol” star eagerly obliged. Jackson and Ryan then posed for this photo.
Since then Jackson’s collection of photos with stars from film, TV, stage and sports has grown to over 400. Every one represents a special moment in the life/career of Lights Camera Jackson and includes its own unique backstory.