#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A rising young architect, Suzy, returns to her hometown in Maine for Christmas and finds herself competing in the local gingerbread bake-off alongside an old high school classmate, Billy, while also trying to win a big promotion at work.
Plot: The film follows Chinese American Suzie who draws on her family’s cultural traditions to spice up an old-fashioned Christmas baking competition. Suzie, a rising young architect, returns to her small hometown in Maine for Christmas where her Chinese American family runs the local Lobster Bar. Following the loss of her beloved grandmother who was a renowned baker in their community, Suzie is guilted into following in her grandmother’s footsteps bei entering the local gingerbread house competition. Teaming up with an old high school friend Billy, who grew up to be catch, Suzie must find the right recipes and mix of sugar and spice to win the competition and perhaps find some love in the process.
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Bravo to Lifetime!
I enjoyed this movie a lot and I applaud Lifetime for being the first to bring an Asian cast to the Christmas table. These networks seem to forget that there’s a large Asian population out there and there’s several of us who fall into their target demographics! While I enjoy the regular Christmas/Hanukkah movies on both networks I appreciate that Asian actors and fans of these movies are finally being represented! The movie was adorable and so were all of the cast members. Thank You Lifetime!
Same but different
The movie starts out so close to the formula. The unethical boss tells Suzy and her competitor that she lied to them. Now they have a time limit to present a proposal and a promotion rides on it. But Suzy says “what about my holiday?” The answer – work at home. Oh and I’ll call you every 5 minutes to ask you how you are doing and accept a vague answer. Suzy goes home and gets roped into a contest along with, you guessed it, her old high school male sidekick. She’s an architect and he’s a toymaker and toy seller, yet they are both expert bakers. Wow, just the setup wears me out.
From there on we get expected results but some of them happen in slightly unusual ways. There’s a little twist in the contest, but it’s obvious how that will turn out. I was especially surprised by Suzy and Billy’s choices which made sense, but endings rarely go that way.
I’ve said before that you have to consider these movies similar to the fantasy genre in that you can’t expect reality. So I’ll make these comments, but then dismiss them from consideration even though I found them very irritating. I already mentioned the unethical boss who gives them a ridiculous deadline. Then it’s bad enough Suzy gets roped into the contest. She also wastes all kinds of time on other things too. And Suzy makes three big mistakes. We don’t see the first one she makes play out until after the other two, but almost anyone can see it coming as soon as Suzy makes the call. The next two are ridiculous. No experienced baker would make the first. No experienced 21st century technical professional would make the second. Another reviewer aptly commented that the consummate professional woman, Suzy, gets a littlie whiny threatening to give up on everything. Like I said, you can’t expect any resemblance to reality in these movies.
Acting: Jacky Lai and Tony Giroux give good performances and have decent chemistry. Several supporting actors weren’t as good. The contest facilitator reminded me of Mayor Tinsdale on Good Witch for her overacting, but then maybe like Catherine Disher she was supposed to.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 24 min (84 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Jennifer Liao
Writer Eirene Donohue
Actors Jacky Lai, Tony Giroux, Lillian Lim, Tzi Ma
Country Canada, USA
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
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