Eden
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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 restaurant in Berlin. Gregor believes that food can awaken the erotic impulses and he revels in the sensual pleasures of his cooking; however, he hasn't had much luck in finding someone to share the joy of cooking with him. One night, Gregor meets Eden (Charlotte Roche), a woman who works as a waitress at a nearby resort hotel, and he's immediately… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A succulent yet chaste love story which leaves a pleasant enough taste, but you might not be inclined to tip."
‑ , Film4
"The solid central performances can't quite sustain the charm of this offbeat odd-couple romance as the action lapses into discordantly bleak absurdism."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"An over-filled smorgasbord of sweet intentions. The saving grace is a modicum of spiteful, deadpan humour at dumbkopf Xaver's expense."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"Two touching performances only partially compensate for a weak script that never seems interested in challenging the superb Bella Martha (Mostly Martha)."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, european-films.net
"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."
‑ Matthew Leyland, Total Film
"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."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"An amiable, but underpowered and sentimental film."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The solid performances from Ostendorf and Roche can't disguise the awkward tonal shifts contained in the final stretches of this sentimental story."
‑ Tom Dawson, BBC.com
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