Sunday, April 29, 2007
A few years ago I saw a small and charming foreign film about cooking called Mostly Martha, written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck. I wasn't familiar with any of the lead actors and had no expectations going in but I was very pleasantly surprised by this film for it had warmth, charm and drama to compliment it's mostly saccharine and comedic American trailer. It was one of my favorites of all the films I saw that year.
Five years later, I'm a bit surprised to see Hollywood has decided to remake the flim, injecting A list star power and crafting an equally if not more overpoweringly saccharine trailer to promote the film. I can only question -- why? I was fooled by the trailer for Mostly Martha because the film was so much more than its American trailer made it to be, but for the Hollywood remake, I don't have high hopes.
Mostly Martha (American trailer -- unable to find international trailer)