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Just Desserts (2004)

Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking ... See full summary »

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Joseph Tropiano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Holly ... Grace Carpenter
Costas Mandylor ... Marco Poloni
Dorie Barton ... Candy Fallon
Andrew Lauer ... Jacques du Jacques
Brenda Vaccaro ... Lina
David Proval ... Uncle Fabrizio
Maria Bertrand ... Angela
Bruce Thomas ... Jim
Rodger Bumpass ... Boz Roswell
Alan Shearman ... Barry Felt
Carol Ann Susi ... Mrs. Guzzi
Gene Davis ... Wesley King (as Eugene Davis)
Joseph La Rocca Joseph La Rocca ... Waiter (as Joe Laroca)
Wolfgang Puck ... Wolfgang Puck
Jean Pierre Bergeron ... Emile Fragonard
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Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery. Marco then decides to enter a baking competition hoping that the money and publicity will help them. But he needs a partner, so he asks Grace Carpenter, the baker of a restaurant, although they started off on the wrong foot, she agrees. So they go to the competition and things seem to be looking good except for a few complications. One of the other contestant Jacques du Jacques is Marco's former classmate at the Academy, whom he says betrayed him. Emil, one of the judges, is Marco's former instructor at the Academy whom he did not leave a good impression on. And Marco's temper, will they be able to pull it off? During this time, Marco also finds himself attracted to her, but she already has a boyfriend. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Since the title and central theme of this movie "Just Desserts" is desserts, particularly chocolate, it's interesting to note that the main chef character said he added water to his chocolate concoction, a box to hold an engagement ring he was asked to make. When the other main chef character, his love interest, tastes the chocolate, she is so impressed with how it tastes, she faints. Anyone who has ever melted chocolate knows that allowing even the smallest hint of water to melted chocolate will cause it to "seize" and become irreparably grainy. The resulting confection has a mouth feel of mud. See more »

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Referenced in Cory in the House: Just Desserts (2007) See more »

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Written by Phil Steele, Deddy Tzur and Alessio de Sensi
Performed by Phil Steele
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cute.
8 October 2006 | by act123See all my reviews

Sometimes, you're up late at night flipping through the stations, bored out of your mind, and wanting some light and fluffy romantic comedy that doesn't make you feel bipolar. And this movie fit that exact billing. Sure, the plot was ripped right out of the 1930s....the writing as schmaltzy as the Hallmark Greeting Card company's legendary poetry, and the one- dimensional characters were played by a cast plucked straight from Central Casting - but it was CUTE, and exactly what I needed last night.

Lauren Holly and Costas Mandylor have great chemistry together - I liked it on "Picket Fences," and I'm happy to say they still have it over 10 year later. Costas Mandylor, at 41, is still possibly one of the handsomest men to grace the screens since ol' Rudy Valentino kicked the bucket 80 years ago. RRROWRR! Bonus points for casting that funny man who used to be on the roller skates on that show about the cartoon lady. I always thought he was something straight out of a Hepburn-Grant comedy. BRAVO!

Some people will probably say this was the corniest piece of cinema ever made, and I would probably have to agree - but come on! It's on the Hallmark Channel. What were you expecting? Just sit back, relax, eat some sesame sticks, and watch a sweet little movie with two cute people and down a bottle of Zinfandel. Trust me, you'll love and accept the schmaltz a whole lot more, and then you can go to sleep dreaming about Costas Mandylor swimming in a sea of tempered chocolate feeding you petit fours with minty fresh chocolate icing. YUMMO! (PS. Now I have a hankering for petit fours. THANKS A LOT, HALLMARK!)

I really wish the evil girl had been cast with Rachel Ray, and maybe that dishy food nerd Alton Brown as the announcer instead of the creepy dude with the Van Dyk beard. Shudder!

That would have made my night. But hey, check out "Just Desserts."


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