Mostly Martha Synopsis
A chef (Martina Gedeck) takes care of her 8-year-old niece (Maxime Foerste).
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Add Mostly Martha to the list of great mouth-watering food flicks - "Eat Drink Man Woman," "Big Night," "Babette's Feast" -- but don't...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Thanks to Echer, Nettelbeck and this delicious movie, I was able to hear "Country" and the other Jarrett tunes in scene after scene -...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
As much as any other motion picture that employs the preparation and consumption of food as a key element, Mostly Martha provides the...
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
If you liked "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," you're on safe ground here -- Next time, I'd like to see Gedeck serve up a hearty meal instead of...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The course of Martha's relationships with Lina and Mario holds no surprises, but the performances of Gedeck and Castellitto, like the work...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Little gem.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Nettelbeck has a particularly lovely sense of behind-the-scenes restaurant choreography. And her warm, patient understanding of little...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
It is, in short, a compendium of clichés, yet with a presentation that makes the familiar seem remarkably warm and fresh.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The heartbreak comes not from watching her fail, but from realizing how easy it would be for her to succeed. If only she knew better how to...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If there's nothing here for romantics, there's even less for gourmands. Nettelbeck fails to produce a good food metaphor, let alone an...
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Rated PG | For Thematic Material and Mild Language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ German film about finding family.
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