movie: Just Desserts
starring: Costas Mandylor, Lauren Holly
plot: Marco's family is about to loose their bakery, and he gets the idea to enter a pastry contest. But in order to do so, he needs a partner. After tasting a chocolate cake by a snooty chef, he asks her to join him. Soon, they find themselves in the semi-finals and dealing with sabotage, and their feelings for each other.
Made for tv Hallmark movie.
Typical romantic comedy, but not as sappy as you would expect. A lot of good food shots here, the dialogue is smart, and the pace of the movie is good.
They manage to work the title into the dialogue about every ten minutes almost like a inside joke. And the chocolate...it's almost the third star in this film. Every scene that could possibly have a shot of someone pouring or mixing or eating chocolate has one.
Nice movie for a Sunday afternoon.