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Recipe for Love (2014)

An earnest, culinary school hopeful, clashes with a big shot celebrity chef when she is assigned to ghostwrite his cookbook. As they struggle to get through each recipe together, their ... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Oliver

Writer:

Michael J. Murray (as Michael Murray)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Panabaker ... Lauren
Shawn Roberts ... Dexter Durant
Pascale Hutton ... Nan
Lori Triolo ... April (as Lori Ann Triolo)
Nelson Wong ... Kenny
Amos Mitchell Amos Mitchell ... Gio
Ahmed Muslimani Ahmed Muslimani ... Kevin
Laura Soltis ... Ginny
Karen Holness ... Denise
Brent McLaren Brent McLaren ... Erik
Reese Alexander ... Host #1
Kimberly Caldwell ... Host #2
Patti Allan ... Principal Harris
Jane Stanton Jane Stanton ... Cafeteria Lady
Peter DeLuise ... Cooking Show Host
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An earnest, culinary school hopeful, clashes with a big shot celebrity chef when she is assigned to ghostwrite his cookbook. As they struggle to get through each recipe together, their mismatched cooking styles and misunderstood pasts threaten to send the cookbook up in flames. But after they both dig deeper into the heart of their shared passion, a romance becomes more likely to spark. Written by Love

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La cucina del cuore See more »

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16:9 HD
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When Dexter first puts the red blindfold on Lauren it is rolled up, after that the shape of the blindfold changes time and again as well as the tag ends. See more »

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World Of Love
Written by Ron Oliver and Peter Allen
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Great Green Globs
12 October 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Over the past decade, comedies about chefs and cooks have become more common in the movies and the Hallmark Channel has created a few. In this one, we have another Hallmark romcom about a brittle, driven professional and a casual, inventive, uncertain genius -- but this time, it's the guy who's the brittle, unhappy professional and the gal who's casual and so forth.

Well, hallelujah for that. Danielle Panabaker is awfully cute and able to project her vulnerability very well. Shawn Roberts offers a fine two-toned performance: control freak in the restaurant and barefoot in the country. Apparently no one bothered to talk with the script writer, because the dialogue makes reference to Miss Panabaker as being controlling.

Well, occasionally, some subversion needs to go on to keep things fresh. Ron Oliver has gotten enough shots to make it visually clear that this takes place in San Francisco, the leads are good and the talking about food is intelligent. The result is more than good enough.


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