Something that spoils situation comedy is overacting, and this had it in spades. I thought the director never quite knew which way to go with this movie and eventually it went the wrong way. I had this feeling all the way through that the mentality was "let's copy what the Americans do, that's always funny". But it wasn't.
German film with English subtitles, contains some extra feature.
Not as good as expected, and not heart warming, not uplifting (as I hoped it to be, the title "Soul Kitchen" is just a name, do not have big hopes for the movie bases on that name..). Not funny enough for a comedy and not dramatic enough for a drama. Rather ordinary story line; mildly happy ending, etc. Also not much about food itself or food preparation. Rather it deals with health problems, tax office problems, girlfriend problem, brother's problems, con man trying to buy the place, tenant not paying his rent, trying to maintain resilience in the face of numerous but quite ordinary life obstacles etc.
Zany movie but unexpectedly good
A working man’s caf? becomes hip after it gets an experienced chef. Fluffy comedy drama that presses all the right buttons when it comes to this sort of thing.
German comedy, with touches of high fidelity and wogs out of work.
Really good foreign film.
Great fun. The sort of film that could attract cult status complete with re-enactments. Lots of interesting characters very well played.
Comedy? No! Well observed? Yes! A gentle film, that went nowhere but pleasantly passed an hour and a half! Standard storyline that's been told many times in many films in many languages!
At best, you will get a smile - could be hilarious in the second half - I didn't manage to get that far!
Too lightweight to be anything but a comedy, yet as comedy it fails miserably. It is mildly amusing in parts, but spoilt by too many scenes that go on far too long and add nothing to the story. There are a few nice twists in the story, but it's painful to have to endure the rest of the movie. And the Extras feature about the movie is even worse, also going on and on.
A quirky little German film (with English subs) about a man who runs the "Soul Kitchen".