• Mostly Martha (2001)

Mostly Martha

Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: January 28th, 2003

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 Castellitto) are instantly at odds.

Cast: Martina Gedeck, Sergio Castellitto, Maxime Foerste, August Zirner, Ulrich Thomsen, Sibylle Canonica, Katja Studt, Idil √úner

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Palomar

Keywords: Love , Family , Amusing , Pursuit , Charming , Office , Death , Father , Sister , 2000s , Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    As much as any other motion picture that employs the preparation and consumption of food as a key element, Mostly Martha provides the perfect blend of cinematic nourishment and gratification. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Thanks to Echer, Nettelbeck and this delicious movie, I was able to hear "Country" and the other Jarrett tunes in scene after scene - heightening moods, lyricizing action and making Hamburg seem like a wintry love song. Predictable or not, that's often as good as it gets. show more

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