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The Sweeter Side of Life (2013)

TV-G | | Comedy | TV Movie 11 July 2013
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A big-city housewife is dumped by her sleazy husband, and she finds herself having to adjust to small town life in her father's bakery.

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Desiree Harper
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Paddy Kerrigan
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Benny Christophe
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Eddie Rubinski
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Dino Ravettino
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Wade Harper
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Francine
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Martin Kemp
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Pampered Manhattan housewife Desiree Harper has it all. That is until her husband unexpectedly dumps her for his acupuncturist. Faced with an airtight prenup, Desiree reluctantly lands a job making cupcakes at her father's bakery in Flemington, NJ. She soon discovers there's more to life than 5th Avenue and true love can be even sweeter in small town America. Written by Anonymous

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11 July 2013 (France)  »

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Confections of a Discarded Woman  »

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One of the posters on Desiree's childhood bedroom is of John Schneider, which James Best starred with in Dukes of Hazzard. See more »

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When Wade punches Benny in the nose, Wade's fist stops quite a few inches from Benny's face, obviously not touching him. See more »

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Written by DeYon Dobson, Jeffrey Freeman, Alfred Gipson
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A Train Wreck - I couldn't look away
19 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This might have been a really cute, feel-good movie just like the rest of the Hallmark brand. BUT, the characters or caricatures in this case are so badly drawn that they aren't even believable as humans. The story line could have done with a lot fewer pratfalls and devices to carry it along. The idea that the woman is leaving a fifteen year marriage to an extremely wealthy man with nothing is simply laughable. In the end, when the epiphany comes, it is impossible to believe that this simpering, vapid shopper is even capable of an original thought.

The writers do a great disservice to women everywhere when they portray us as such pathetic creatures, totally dependent on some man's identity.


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