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PG| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Martha (Martina Gedeck) relies on her culinary skills as her primary means of communication. She lives for her work and presides with obsessive care over her spotless, precise kitchen. When a fateful accident leaves Lina (Maxime Foerste), her 8-year-old niece, in her care, Martha's orderly life begins to come undone. When the owner is consequently forced to bring in help, Martha and the new charming and carefree Italian chef (Sergio Castellito) are instantly at odds.

Cast: Martina Gedeck , Sergio Castellito , Maxime Foerste , August Zirner , Ulrich Thomsen , Sibylle Canonica , Katja Studt , Idil Uner

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Mostly Martha (2001)

Release Date: August 16th, 2002|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Little gem. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Add Mostly Martha to the list of great mouth-watering food flicks - "Eat Drink Man Woman," "Big Night," "Babette's Feast" -- but don't stop there. Add it to another list: movies that get at the heart of what family, and love, is all about. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The course of Martha's relationships with Lina and Mario holds no surprises, but the performances of Gedeck and Castellitto, like the work of a great chef, make something special out of something very ordinary. show more

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