love sarah

★★★

DIRECTOR: Eliza Schroeder (debut)
STARRING: celia imrie, shelley conn, shannon tarbet and rupert penry - jones

 

REVIEWER: emily carter

A young woman wishes to fulfil her mother's dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma.

A shocking loss almost sees Sarah's bakery dreams dashed before they even have the chance to rise, but three women band together with sweet treats in mind.

 

Sweeter than a cinnamon roll, Love Sarah combines the lightness of a meringue and the depth of a tiramisu in one warming tale. Proving that something special can come from heartbreak, this film is pure joy.

 

Heart-breaking circumstances bring together three generations of women to bring a dream from the ashes. Sarah's daughter Clarissa (Shannon Tarbet) gives Sarah's mum Mimi (Celia Imrie), and best friend Isabella (Shelley Conn) a reason to make Sarah's bakery dreams come true.

 

A quaint village, delectable baked goods, inspiring community spirit and cross-cultural learning make Love Sarah the warming treat it is. The empowering lead three make for a multi-layered business success that you're sure to be cheering for.

 

Celia Imrie packs a punch as Mimi, with humour and grace, she carries Love Sarah through to its tidy conclusion. Rupert Penry- Jones rounds out the crew bringing a layer of history and mystery to the story that is much more than two-dimensional.

 

An especially delightful layer to this tale is the ladies connecting with their multicultural community to create treats that are nostalgic to every home.

 

Sweeter than a cherry pie, Love Sarah is that light dessert you've been craving. A tasty take-home for the family.

★★★

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