Something's Cooking

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  • NR
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.8  (361)

Something's Cooking, released in 2007, is a romantic comedy that follows three different couples all interconnected by their love for food. The star-studded cast includes Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Joaquim de Almeida (Desperado), and Leisha Hailey (The L Word). The movie opens with a glimpse into the busy kitchen of a popular Los Angeles restaurant where Chef Michael (de Almeida) is preparing a fantastic meal for a group of food critics. Among them is Nikki (Hendricks), a freelance writer who's there to pen a review. However, the dinner doesn't quite go to plan, and due to a series of mishaps, Michael is dismissed from his job.

Jobless and feeling sorry for himself, Michael heads to his hometown in New Mexico to visit his mother. Once there, he meets his childhood sweetheart, Christina (played by Penelope Ann Miller), who now runs her own restaurant. Although Christina is initially hostile towards Michael, they soon reignite their romance and start to cook up a business plan together. However, as with all relationships, there are complications, and Michael soon discovers that Christina has a daughter that he never knew about.

Meanwhile, in L.A., Nikki finds herself in a messy relationship with her boss (Peter Vack), who fails to reciprocate her feelings. In a bid to get over him, she starts writing a food blog and discovers an unlikely connection with Kevin (Josh Hopkins), a loveable but slightly eccentric lawyer. The two bond over their shared love of food, and their relationship quickly turns into something more.

Lastly, we have Serena (Hailey) and Tom (Jeffrey Donovan), a couple whose culinary careers are at contrasting stages. Serena is an aspiring chef, whereas Tom is a famous TV chef. As Tom's career continues to overshadow Serena's, their relationship becomes strained, and ultimately she makes an important decision about her future.

Something's Cooking is a feel-good movie that explores the love of food, family, and relationships. It cleverly intertwines the stories of three very different couples, all with unique challenges to overcome. The movie portrays the highs and lows of romantic relationships, but at its core is the belief that food has the power to bring people together.

Hendricks gives an impressive performance as Nikki, playing a character that is both relatable and endearing. Her on-screen chemistry with Hopkins is undeniable, and their scenes together are some of the most enjoyable in the movie. De Almeida also impresses as Michael, delivering a strong performance that shows both his culinary skills and his vulnerability.

The film's setting is another standout feature. The various food locations, including the thriving L.A. restaurant and Christina's rustic New Mexico diner, add an extra layer of warmth and charm to the movie. The food itself is also beautifully shot, and the scenes in the kitchen will undoubtedly make you hungry.

Although the movie's plot is predictable and lacks surprises, it doesn't detract from the film's overall enjoyment factor. This isn't a hard-hitting drama, but rather a sweet romantic comedy that focuses on the joys of love and food.

In conclusion, Something's Cooking is a charming and entertaining movie that showcases the many connections between love and food. With a talented cast, beautiful setting, and mouth-watering food, this is a feel-good movie that's well worth a watch.

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    4.8  (361)