A Dash of Love

6.71 h 24 min2018ALL
When an aspiring chef lands an assistant job at her idol's restaurant, she's convinced her big break is just around the corner. After a rocky start, she befriends the handsome executive chef and they begin bonding in the kitchen.
Christine Will Wolf
Jen LilleyBrendan PennyPeri Gilpin
English [CC]
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 9, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Close but not quite
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This movie is a fairly typical Hallmark offering. It has good actors. The two lead characters are staples of Hallmark films and TV shows and are good at what they do. This one also has Peri Gillpin who was famous as Ros on Frasier.

This is the story of a self-taught chef who is out of work when her boss retires and closes the restaurant. She ends up getting an office job at the restaurant of her idol, a famous chef. She ends up befriending the executive chef at the restaurant after a mistaken identity situation and the two of them hit it off while developing new recipes. It turns out the new boyfriend is the son of the the owners of a bakery that she frequents but he has been at odds with his father for a while. There are a number of fairly stock Hallmark movie situations and a conflict with the famous chef. There is also a valentine's theme in the movie.

The actors have a decent amount of chemistry and the story does just a decent enough job rearranging typical themes and situations into something fairly fresh that the movie is engaging and feels fairly original. The issue I have with it is that the roles of the chefs seem to be reversed. The executive chef continually takes a backseat to the self-taught chef all the way through to the end. Although they end up working together at a number of points, it would seem like he would be the lead character when it comes to cooking, and opening up a restaurant. Somehow a classically-trained chef plays second fiddle to a self-trained chef whose specialty is cooking with oddball items like ice cream cones and cinnamon buttons.

I think this movie is well worth watching because the characters are interesting and are played by competent actors. However, the whole thing ends up seeming a little odd in some ways because of the upside down hierarchy of the characters.
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MillieReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Very Sweet & Enjoyable Story Line!
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I like these actors anyway and they have an on screen chemistry as well. Cute story & smartly written. The plot is good and the outcome is good as well! Very enjoyable!!
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Becky HelmsiReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2021
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One of the best.
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BRILLIANT . Personal use. Heart warming and tender moments. Jen Lilley and Brendan Penny have always been in my top list of Hallmark actors and actresses.
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AprilReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love this movie
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I love this movie and it’s very funny and I just I wonderful movie to watch I recommend it to anyone
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S. J. CooperReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018
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5 Stars!
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I love this movie! It's one of my favorite Hallmark movies. It's so cute and the storyline is different than the other chef/cooking themed movies they've made. The two leads have great chemistry. It's perfectly themed for Valentine's Day!
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LishReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cute Movie
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It was a cute movie, and it kept my attention throughout the movie.
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Debbie from IndianaReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cute Movie
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Dvd arrived at estimated time. Dvd was in great condition!
Johnny BReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Cute Hallmark movie! Worth the price!
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