Christmas Recipe for Romance

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5.81 h 27 min2019X-Ray7+
Abby enters into a cooking contest in hopes of winning the cash prize to save her family-run Inn. The only problem is that she's a bit of a disaster in the kitchen. But when a Christmas miracle has renowned chef Jason Corwin as a guest at the Inn, she recruits him to help and the kitchen isn't the only thing that is heating up.
Directors
Marco Deufemia
Starring
Madeline LeonSebastian Sacco
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ComedyRomance
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English [CC]
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English
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4.2 out of 5 stars

152 global ratings

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  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
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WALTReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
WHAT A SWEET AND ADORABLE FILM
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NO SPOILERS. FOR ME, IT NEVER NEEDS TO BE HOLIDAY TIME, FOR A REALLY CHARMING FILM. THE TWO PROTAGONISTS IN THE MOVIE ARE
AMONG THE MOST LOVABLE ANYONE COULD ASK FOR. AT A RURAL HOTEL, THE NUCLEUS OF THE ENTIRE TOWN, A VERY FAMOUS CHEF
IS STAYING TO UNWIND AND TO GRIEVE HIS BROTHER’S PASSING. HOWEVER, THE FEMALE MANAGER OF THE HOTEL HAS HER OWN SET OF IMMEDIATE PRESSING PROBLEMS. THE HOTEL IS IN ARREARS FOR FORTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS. SHE SLOWLY BECOMES FRIENDLY
WITH THE CULINARY EXPERT, AND HE AGREES TO HELP AROUND THE KITCHEN. A STROKE OF LUCK OCCURS AND THERE IS A TELEVISED
BAKE OFF, WITH A $50,000 PRIZE. AS THE CHEF FRANTICALLY RUSHES TO KEEP THE FEMALE MANAGER LEARNING TO COOK, THE BIG
QUESTION IS WHETHER IT CAN BE DONE, AND IN TIME. YOU MIGHT ENJOY SEEING THE ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING ENDING. BRING THE
ENTIRE FAMILY, INCLUDING THE YOUNG ONES. A REAL FAMILY TREAT.
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AmazonCustomerReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
enjoyed
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I enjoyed this for what it was, A feel good Christmas movie - people have criticized all that couldn't happen in a week, it's a movie not real life, and who's to say if or if not it could happen. Point being, it's a "Movie" not real life
most Christmas movies like this are "feel good" type of movies - you need to stretch your imagination and if you can't, then don't watch them. I enjoyed the actor portrayals and it was a cute story - I'd recommend watching as long as you realize it's a typical feel good, sappy Christmas movie, also not too long and drug out.
4 people found this helpful
J. C. KoskyReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Badly acted and directed waste of time
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If I was rating this on the level of bad acting and directing, I would give it 5 stars. This movie was a major disappointment. I was looking forward to watching it since I have known a few professional chefs over the years, and I like Christmas movies. The underlying plot of the movie (which has nothing to do with Christmas) wasn't bad. It failed to deliver when it came to the directing (I've seen amateur productions w/ better direction) and acting. Even w/ the blah-blah dialogue, the actors could have made a greater effort to actually act. It wouldn't have necessarily saved the film but, at least it would have been more enjoyable. They delivered their lines with about as much enthusiasm as an IRS audit, which is why I have put the blame on this poorly produced film on both the actors' and director's shoulders. This was supposed to be a romance, yet there was absolutely no chemistry between the lead actors. To sum it up: don't waste your time and money on this flop!
linda galellaReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Christmas movie meets cooking competition and
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both are better for the collaboration.

A beautiful country inn by the lake has been in the family for over 100 years. Grandma is sick and the inn is about to be repo’d by the bank. What’s a granddaughter to do? Enter the National cooking contest coming to town, of course. Who cares if she burns everything she “cooks”! There just happens to be a Michelin starred chef hiding out at the inn. So what if he’s obnoxious, rude and reclusive? A $50,000 prize goes to the winner of this contest and the granddaughter will NOT be deterred!

That’s the story in a nutshell. It’s cute, has bad guys in executive clothing, charming small town folks all over the place and a warm family feeling all written around the Christmas season. A good addition to your Christmas watch list for the entire family. It will be especially fun for foodies and wannabes ‘cause there are some very good cooking tips included 🍿

Christmas in July 2021 #6
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PookobutaReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A sweet Christmas escape romance, loved it.
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A cozy Christmas romance, where the scenery is homey picturesque, kind of in the Hallmark style, if slightly low budget, but with less angst for the main characters and a more ethnically diverse cast. It's not a typical Christmas miracle story in that nothing pops out at you but it does encourage you to get in the spirit of Yuletide festivities, suspending a certain cynical realism of the "real world" by following the main character of the hapless Inn manager as she tries to master the culinary arts from scratch in a week in order to win a cooking competition, it's just a movie folks.

I thought the two leads did a good job in building the romance and the chemistry was sweet and innocent like a Christmas escape fantasy should be. Real life during the holidays is stressful enough as it is and this type of fare is a perfect pick me up like a good hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 30, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Annoying Female Lead Character
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I don’t expect much when watching these pseudo-Hallmark films; however, I don’t know if the screenplay is the worst or if the actress can’t act. The actress plays the incorrigible female lead with a perky mischievousness that doesn’t align with anything coming out of her mouth. She enters a cooking competition—when she doesn’t know how to cook or bake—in order to “save her family-run inn.” She doesn’t take her cooking lessons seriously, but she wants to win the competition for the cash prize. ??? When you see everyone working, she’s Chatty Cathy. I want to lock her in the kitchen with Gordon Ramsey to shut her up. Also, tie your hair back means ALL OF IT. I don’t need to see tendrils of hair that will fall into food. Meh.
Me2Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining Movie
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Some reviews are harsh about this story & movie. But I liked passing the time in the world of culinary arts so to speak. Yes, it's had a familiar storyline on some levels; boy meets girls & they clash..... in the beginning.
But each learn some valuable lessons.... even from each other.
So entertaining.... yes! But not brainless because we see goodness, and selflessness counter the oppposite.
So many Christmas movies carry themes that include forgiveness which is hard, but important in real life.
If we can learn about this attribute in entertainment that's a plus. It beats watching movies that degrade, depress, and bring us down.
J.M. TindallReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really nice movie, well written, well directed, with good actors.
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This moving had a really great plot and was engaging and interesting. It was not mushy or sappy, which seems to be so prevalent with the "romance" genre. It is about a woman struggling to keep her family's Inn in business and who needs a sum of money to catch up financially. She enters a cooking competition with the help of a professional chef who has been out of the cooking game due to his personal challenges. The story line keeps the viewer involved. I really enjoyed this movie and would watch it again.
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