Christmas Cupcakes

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6.01 h 28 min2019X-Ray7+
When their family bakery may have to close its doors right before Christmas, rival sisters Kim and Gina must team up to win a national baking competition, save the family business, and perhaps even discover a bigger prize than they hoped.
Directors
Dylan Pearce
Starring
Cindy BusbyErin KarplukCorey Loranger
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Fulvio CecereJessica JumagaKristian BruunHolly TurnerMichael Lazarovitch
Producers
Andrew ScholotiukJaro MalanowskiPierre-Andre RochatRoma RothMichael Lazarovitch
Studio
Vision Films
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4.2 out of 5 stars

178 global ratings

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AndrewReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not Hallmark, Not Christmas & A Reality Show Parody
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Although the actors in this movie can be found on Hallmark Christmas movies, this movie is not produced by Hallmark. One would expect to get a Christmas feel from this movie given the title, but that did not happen for me. Other than some cookie decorations and a quick decorating scene I really did not see what Christmas had to do with this movie. The fact that it was Christmas played no significant role at all. The second half of the movie basically turned into a parody of reality TV cooking competitions such as Masterchef (even down to the red & blue aprons). By this point I was just ready for it to end.
7 people found this helpful
Mr. Photo DudeReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good and accept what it is
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I watched this because I like Erin Karpluk's work and the work of actor playing the rival baker (also seen in Orphan Black and Murdoch Mysteries). I understand why people would be confused if this was a Hallmark movie or not because Hallmark has almost become the Kleenex of light rom-coms on TV. The brand is associated with the product. The movie doesn't try to treat itself seriously like many others of this genre.

For those who feel tricked, nowhere does it say Hallmark on the actual listing or picture. That's just Amazon's algorithm giving you this as an option because it is similar.

No, this isn't art. No one will confuse this with a film by Wong Kar-Wai or Wes Anderson--and it is light on Christmas--but it is funnier than most Hallmark movies I bought for a family member. If you accept it as a comedy and somewhat poking fun at both holiday and cooking shows, I think you will enjoy it.
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Miss Josh EmmettReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
BREAD IS NOT CUPCAKE...BUT WHO CARES?
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I loved this movie. I watched it, sitting alone on New Year's Eve, no alcohol involved.

The movie had no alcohol, foul language, nudity or gore. Basically didn't have a Hallmark-y ending, which helped. It had a great twist!

It made me laugh. Momo has managed to slaughter every cliché in the book! Thank you Uncle Carlos!

Yes, there was a romance, but it was well buried and no one got married or even close.

They even managed to work Disney in with a quick cameo of a women who was a cross between Cruella Deville and Ursula! LOL

The father had just died, so they worked around Christmas, making it to only Christmas Eve, so no one could get maudlin. Good thinking. His death is the set-up for the story and you see no funeral scenes. On with the show!

It does have a twist ending and it deserved it. It was the proper ending in the circumstances. But the ending twists again and this actually makes sense!

I'll be buying this (watched it on Prime Video) and watching it again!

P.S. It does say Hallmark-like and I saw that. Before complaining about something, check it out...I was not fooled as some claimed to be...and got a better ending and not a lot of smoldering kissy face.
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DonnsMayReviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
DECEPTION not a HALLMARK Movie & disappointing
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My husband and I are both Hallmark movie fans ! So when I ordered this I thought I was getting a Hallmark Movie. I put in search Hallmark Movies dvd. And this came up along with many others. Problem was it’s NOT Hallmark. And it’s meant to viewers to look like a Hallmark Movie ! This is deception ! This is NOT the first time I thought I was buying a HALLMARK movie. The cover looks like HALLMARK. It has the same actresses/actors as are notorious to HALLMARK movies. The movie was very poor cheesy acting which is surprising since we are familiar with these actresses/actors. The storyline is pretty much HALLMARK storylines but this drug on until about halfway through the movie. I had read the reviews on this movie and it had good reviews so I bought it unknowingly it’s not a HALLMARK. If you’re a true HALLMARK fan, don’t buy this movie. We collect HALLMARKS. We have a few 100 of HALLMARK DVD’s.
3 people found this helpful
Tina G.Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Christmas cooking mockumentary reality show...
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I really wanted to like Christmas Cupcakes but I struggled to make it through. It started off good, but then it turned into this odd cooking reality type of movie set at Christmas time- I keep coming back to Christmas cooking mockumentary reality show.

What’s it about? Gina and Kim’s father recently passed and they go to work with their uncle, Mario, in the family bakery. They discover Gina has their father’s gift of cooking, especially when it comes to egg bread. Not too far in, it is found their father was in debt and going to lose the bakery and house (their mother is still alive but she plays a minimal role throughout). They decide to enter the Dessert Grand Prix competition and from there it’s pretty much a spoof of multiple reality cooking TV shows, but dull. Throw in some stereotypical rolls to make up the remainder of the cast- internet obsessed teenager, snotty boss, an ex-husband who’s new gf wants to shop, etc. Acting was ok, script meh...

I’m usually down for odd movies and can swing with whatever flow or cheesiness they pour out, but this one was too disjointed for me. If John Waters had a D+ movie, this could be it (almost). If you are thinking this is a Christmas movie and it will give you warm fuzzy feelings, you’re going to be disappointed. If you’re looking for an off-beat type of movie, this might be for you.
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AF1983Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not so great!
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I love Hallmarks, and Cindy Busby is my favorite! But this movie was seriously lacking in the romance! Not a favorite for sure. I wouldn't watch it again or recommend it. If it had been free I might not mind, but I paid $10 for it, so I'm kind of disappointed. I was just wishing it would hurry and end for the last 30 minutes of it.
If you're looking for a good romantic one, this isn't it!
4 people found this helpful
OpinionatedReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
no foul language
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This was cute and fun. No bad language, which is one of the most important things to me.
5 people found this helpful
Saver125Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Two Sisters Heartfelt Bakery
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I watched The Christmas Cupcakes on Christmas Eve for some holiday movie spirit and it didn’t disappoint. The focus was on the Remo Bakery, that specialized in breads and other baked goods. Well when the Dad died the sisters soon realize the Bakery was financially in the rears and the Bank wanted 4 months of
payments by Dec 24. The two sisters wanted to keep the family business alive and both also were trying their hands at making this work since they both felt passionate about it. Needless to say they came up with a game plan to try and turn this Bakery around by entering a baking contest to win enough to help the struggling Bakery. I won’t spoil the ending but those cupcakes played a big part in the visibility they needed in hopes to turn the Bakery around. This was a great story about the community bakery and two sisters perseverance and faith in themselves to make it work out using all of their combined talent and creativity and of course the daughters help too.
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