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A Taste of Romance (2012)

Widower Gill Callahan retired from the fire department after a tragedy. Helped out by some mates, he starts a diner, offering simple food to their taste. The matching music is too much for ... See full summary »

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Lee Rose

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Evan Laughlin (story), Jennifer Notas Shapiro (teleplay) (as Jennifer Notas)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Teri Polo ... Sara Westbrook
James Patrick Stuart ... Gill Callahan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Bedria ... Officer Ramirez
Jack Conley ... Chief
Ashley Cusato ... Jane
Rockmond Dunbar ... Danny Marsh
Peggy Dunne ... Customer #2
Dana Foist ... Customer #4
Bailee Madison ... Hannah Callahan
Mercy Malick ... News Producer
Simone Missick ... Elise (as Simone Cook)
Jonathan Nail ... Customer #1
Veronica Parks ... Hot Date
Amy Cale Peterson Amy Cale Peterson ... Customer #3
Derek Ray ... Michael
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Storyline

Widower Gill Callahan retired from the fire department after a tragedy. Helped out by some mates, he starts a diner, offering simple food to their taste. The matching music is too much for the elitist taste of his neighbor, Sara Westbrook, who just started a French restaurant and aspires a refined reputation utterly clashing with the working class neighborhood, leading to a prank war. Gill's daughter Hannah befriends Sara and ends up acting as matchmaker, helped by fate in what seems tragedy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A románc íze See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Gill and Hannah bump into Sara at the market Hannah asks Gill for money for Lemonade and he hands her a $100 bill. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the movie Chef Sara enters her restaurant. When she opens the doors and walks in, an closed sign is visible. The text is in French and English. It reads Closed at the bottom and Ferm'e at the top. But it should read Fermé. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.63 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Miss The Days
Written by 'Luke Tierney (II)', 'George Pendergast', 'Misha Feldmann',
Michael Woglom'
Performed by 'The Penfifteen Club'
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Well-acted emotionally-satisfying Hallmark movie
23 December 2013 | by gordonm888See all my reviews

A Taste of Romance is one of the better made and more enjoyable Hallmark films.

Sarah Westbrook (Teri Polo) and Gill Callahan (Jame Patrick Stuart) are complete opposites who own and run neighboring restaurants with polar-opposite strengths. Both characters initially seem unlikeable as they clash with each other, but we (the audience) start to genuinely like them as they first slowly learn to co-exist, and then become attracted to each other. The catalyst for their budding romance is Gill's young daughter, Hannah -who is beautifully acted by Bailee Madison.

Indeed, a great strength of this movie is that it is well-acted and has characters you can believe in. Teri Polo does a fine job of portraying a complicated woman whose passions and hangups are a significant barrier to new romance. James Patrick Stuart manages to bring warmth and likability to the male romantic lead role. And Bailee Madison delivers one of the best and most believable depictions of a young child that I have seen in a Hallmark TV movie.

I do wish there had been a bit more chemistry between the romantic leads - perhaps, a few more lingering looks, a few more tears when setbacks occur. But the feel-good ending is emotionally satisfying and delivers what the Hallmark audience wants. And the story that brings us to that ending never makes us roll our eyes in disbelief nor does it fail to hold our interest. A well-done movie!

Recommended.


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