You would think that with all the 'cooking' programmes currently on UK TV, another Rom Com about a self confessed cooking addict would be last on my shopping list. This is why I gave this one a wide berth on its release. However, now I've finally watched it (whilst trying to remain open-minded) I was actually surprised by this movie. Both Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart are fine actors so I gave it a chance, and am so glad I did. Zoe (played by Abigail Breslin), the orphaned niece of Kate (CZJ), puts in a really great performance, and is a star in the making. This sets this particular movie apart from many other romantic dramas. Kate is a brilliant, narrow minded and some what obsessive chef, who loses control of her life and her kitchen, when her sister dies in an accident leaving her to becomes the guardian of Zoe. Here is a little girl who really isn't into cordon bleu and 5 star presentations, but prefers simple food like spaghetti and pizzas. As Nick blasts his personality into Kate kitchen at work, the sparks soon fly. There is a strong story line between Kate and Zoe, which develops into a loving bond. But as great as CZJ is in her role I think it is Nick and Zoe who steal the focus of the film. Both characters are brilliantly portrayed and evolve their own special bond, whilst educating Kate into expanding her horizons at the same time. The film touches such a lot of areas, including coming of age, self realisation and romance, and is a gentle roller coaster for the emotions. So for me, this is definitely not a run-of-the-mill Romantic Comedy. I could quite happily watch this again in the near future and can't help to be inspired by its warmth. A solid 8 out of 10 for its production and concept and 10 out of 10 for acting quality. Recommended easy time viewing - you won't need a hanky but it will make you think.