Vivien and Chloe are two very different cousins living in Brooklyn who have been inseparable ever since they were children. At least, they were until recently. The sudden passing of their Aunt Isabelle has left them with a challenging inheritance: their aunt's quaint Boulangerie, named Isabelle's. Vivien, who has postponed her dream trip to Europe to help run the shop, wants to keep things traditional, but Chloe, who works as Fernando's assistant, a chef for a popular daytime cooking TV show, feels they should put a modern spin on things. But when the bank reveals that the Boulangerie is in danger of being foreclosed, Vivien and Chloe must put the baking mitts down to preserve their family's legacy. Vivien tries to deceive the bank pretending that Dave, her now widower uncle, lives on the boulangerie after the loss of his home by the debts, being helped by Paul, the agent sent by the bank. The trouble increases when Paul shows a love interest by Vivien, meanwhile Fernando and Chloe ...Written by
Vivien (Aimee Teegarden) and Chloe (Krysta Rodriguez) are orphaned cousins who are more like bickering sisters. Their aunt Isabelle (Linda Lavin) raised them together and runs a Brooklyn corner bakery. The cousins are forced to take over after Isabelle's death which leaves them heavily in debt and the bakery threatened with foreclosure by the bank. Chloe quits her job as an assistant to bad TV chef Fernando. Vivien abandons her European trip. The banker on the case, Paul, is in love with Vivien. Following his unknowing advice, Vivien claims a three month extension with uncle Dave as a resident of the property. Ian is the bumbling worker and Chloe recruits Daniella to modernize the shop.
This starts somewhat seriously but it turns into a bad wacky romance. There are a lot of slapstick and broad comedy going on here but it has the tone of a sweet bland rom-com with a drug dealer, a mysterious house renovation, and a fantastical shoe reader. Like the food fight, this is a mess. None of the actors are comedic actors who could pull off the wackiness it is attempting in this movie. At best, they are comedy adjacent. It is good natured and sweet like the cupcakes. Like them, it is also empty calories. Then it turns really dark, really really dark for no apparent reason. It's a bunch of weird stuff mounted on a bland rom-com. At least, it's filmed in New York.
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