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Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005)

A newly appointed food critic finds her life turned upside down when her uninhibited mother arrives announced at Christmas. Desperate to offload her, she enlists the help of a young chef, with surprising results.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lee Bellmont
... J.J. Jenner
... Alex Stermadapolous
... Irma Van Wyck
... Morgan
... Cody
Peter Cockett ... Elliot
... Clay McNeil
Clive Walton ... Malcolm Bristol
... Johnny Iannides
... Coco
... Reynard
... Peter
... Dmitri
... Kenny
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It's Christmas time. JJ works at a magazine as the assistant for the food critic. When the critic leaves, her boss gives her the opportunity to be the new critic. So she tries to find a restaurant to write about. But when her mother, whom she doesn't have a good relationship with and who's a little wild shows up after losing her job. JJ can't deal with her. When Alex a restaurateur who is struggling and facing the possibility of being closed asks her to come to his restaurant and try it out and write about it. She agrees on the condition that he take her mother off her hands. Alex agrees and forms a rapport with her that amazes JJ. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Perfect recipe for a Christmas movie!
5 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm a life time TV watcher, so i like always watch the movies, this one was good, the cast had chemistry, and it was a real feel good movie, and it has a great moral to the story.Carly Pope was great along with Bobby Cannavale and Christine Baranski!This movie really could have used a different name I think , maybe like "The Christmas Review" so people wouldn't think its just about food, because its about so much more.I think Carly Pope may be the next big thing, shes beautiful , natural, and so believable. If you haven't seen it yet and like Christmas movies that aren't too christmasy then I'll bet you would really enjoy this one.


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