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Summer Villa (2016)

A celebrity chef who is getting over a bad review and a romance novelist who can't seem to get her next book started meet accidentally at a French villa.

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Pat Kiely

Writers:

Carrie Lee Wilson (as Carrie L. Evans), Emi Mochizuki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilarie Burton ... Terry Russell
Victor Webster ... Matthew Everston
Emorphia Margaritis Emorphia Margaritis ... Abby Russell
Joseph Bellerose Joseph Bellerose ... René-Claude
Brittany Drisdelle ... Dianne
Cristina Rosato ... Leslie Everston
Jocelin Haas Jocelin Haas ... Jean Luc
Kasia Malinowska Kasia Malinowska ... Nadia
Tyrone Benskin ... Dominic Barone
Stéphan Francoeur Stéphan Francoeur ... Contest Announcer
Mathieu Mascré Mathieu Mascré ... French Waiter at the Café
Holden Wong ... Rival Chef
Amélie Glenn Amélie Glenn ... Female Diner #1
Karim Babin ... Male Diner #1
Marc-André Brunet Marc-André Brunet ... Male Diner #2
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Storyline

A romance novelist with writer's block and a celebrity chef suffering from a bad review accidentally end up staying at the same French villa for the summer. As they attempt to share the house and mend their personal lives, they find that what they're really missing is more of a personal matter. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

French romance See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The location post explains why a house in France has a door knocker that says Welcome. See more »

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Matthew Everston is referred to as a "two-time" Iron Chef. You're either an Iron Chef or you're not. However, you can be a two-time winner on Iron Chef. See more »

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References Iron Chef America: The Series (2005) See more »

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Cliché Country
9 August 2016 | by killer1hSee all my reviews

Remember back in the 90's when they finally started to figure out the formula for making movies, and someone somewhere figured out that if you want to make a romance movie you have to put in cheesy parts every 30 seconds? Yea, it's one of those.

Overall not a bad movie, the acting was good as expected from these actors, but the writing in this script is just shy of plagiarism and I don't mean from any particular movie, but come on, the guy and girl are forced to stay in one place. He teaches her to ride a bike. There are so many cliché moments that just don't work for one very simple reason, they have no chemistry.

I'm sorry but if you're going to make yet another one of the thousands of cheesy romance movies, at least give the two leads some chemistry. This was painful to watch, even these two must have struggled to play these roles. I'm going to give you the biggest tip you'll ever hear about successful script writing when it comes to romance. The really good writers replace the cheesy parts with actual wit.

7/10 good acting, cliché script, dear god please get actors who pull some chemistry out of each other.


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