Eden
Eden (2006)

A chef discovers that the old saw "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" works for women as well in this romantic comedy from Germany. Gregor (Josef Ostendorf) is a gourmet chef who runs a small but highly regarded… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 2, 2006
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

As long as it's whimsically celebrating the ambiguous joys of cooking, writer-director Michael Hofmann's movie has charm and a sweetness verging on the tart.

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Like Beauty and the Beast, Eden is a fairy tale about impossible love, but this beast, instead of a noble soul, has an insatiable appetite.

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Film4

A succulent yet chaste love story which leaves a pleasant enough taste, but you might not be inclined to tip.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

An over-filled smorgasbord of sweet intentions. The saving grace is a modicum of spiteful, deadpan humour at dumbkopf Xaver's expense.

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Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net

Two touching performances only partially compensate for a weak script that never seems interested in challenging the superb Bella Martha (Mostly Martha).

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Matthew Leyland
Total Film

Earns its place-setting with other foodie movies (Eat Drink Man Woman, Big Night, Tampopo) for the sheer volume of delectable dishes - which, in spite of the muddy lensing, will set stomachs pining.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A love story of sorts, it's not a feel-good movie so much as feel-orgasmic-and-then-mildly-crestfallen movie. Like sex, like a good meal, like life.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

An amiable, but underpowered and sentimental film.

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Tom Dawson
BBC.com

The solid performances from Ostendorf and Roche can't disguise the awkward tonal shifts contained in the final stretches of this sentimental story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Marcus Woolcott
Dull and depressing.