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
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It's a sort of feel-good rom com with a dash of fantasy -they missed that bit out of the blurb! - but it's short on the feel-good, the rom is set out and obvious and although it's light, there there's really no com.
It's a TV movie if anything, something to waste - sorry, while away - an afternoon when there's absolutely nothing else on the telly. I kinda like the conceit although I suspect I'm in the minority, but it could have been much better.
The fantasy addition is sorta weird and some of the set pieces jar - such as cooking without aprons (as if you would) but having no flour or marks on your clothing.
It's light, not as fluffy as a souffle should be and, unfortunately, nowhere near as tasty.
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