Rent Love Sarah (2020)

3.0 of 5 from 234 ratings
1h 38min
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Synopsis:
Determined to fulfil her late mother's dream of opening a bakery in charming Notting Hill, 19-year-old Clarissa (Shannon Tarbet) enlists the help of her mother's best friend Isabella (Shelley Conn) and her eccentric estranged grandmother Mimi (Celia Imrie). Three generations of women will need to overcome grief, doubts and differences to honour the memory of their beloved Sarah (Candice Brown) while embarking on a journey to establish a London bakery filled with love, hope and colourful pastries from all over the world.
Actors:
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Directors:
Eliza Schroeder
Producers:
Rajita Shah
Writers:
Jake Brunger, Mahalia Rimmer, Eliza Schroeder
Studio:
Parkland Entertainment
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/09/2020
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (9) of Love Sarah

It was ok - Love Sarah review by TH

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31/12/2020

Passable sunday afternoon film.

The acting is fine and the story is slightly predictable but does the job.

Wouldnt watch again but wasnt that bad.

2 out of 5 is enough.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Awful - Simply Awful - Love Sarah review by DT

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27/09/2020

Tried this because it featured Celia Imrie. She was her wonderfully unremarkable self, as was Bill P but, in our view, they were both very wrong to chose this to supplement their pensions. The script is stumblingly boring and lacking in any imagination and so so predictably uneventful. The other actors were wooden and the whole thing was more like a Channel 5 soap. So, there you are - awful.   

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Not worth 3 stars really - Love Sarah review by CS

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30/11/2020

Easy movie to watch but quite uneventful and a bit boring really, meaning you could easily fall asleep whilst watching this.

Shame as good cast but needed a bit of a spark/action somewhere along the line to keep interest up.

Better movies than this one to pass away 90 minutes !

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Love Sarah review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

Love Sarah is the made-to-order sort drama that makes you warm and fuzzy. It finds tender characters seeking worth and happiness in the face of overcoming tragedy and unfulfillment. Hardships are faced and hearts are broken but everybody ends up a sugary treat by the time the credits roll. Sure, the inspirational and feel-good aspects are about as genuine as artificial sweeteners but it’s hard to deny the flavor. Sweet is sweet.

The titular Sarah (Candice Brown) is a woman who dies unfortunately in an accident. Her best friend Isabella (Shelley Conn), however, is determined to make her dreams come true by opening up a bakery in Notting Hill. Despite both of them being bakers, Isabella feels a bit out of her league. Sarah was the one better trained in the culinary arts and Isabella could really use some help. Opening up a shop in Notting Hill is not easy, especially when the competition seems fierce. It’s enough to make Isabella give up.

But abandoning such a dream for a corporate job to pay the bills just wouldn’t be as inspiring. Of course, Isabella must rise above the distraught situation of such a tragedy and mounting bills to make the bakery a success. She’ll find some help with Sarah’s ex-boyfriend of Matthew (Rupert Penry-Jones), a baker who just might be what the bakery needs. But it’s going to take more than just well-done pastries to bring in the customers.

Love Sarah means well enough in the approach it takes to make the bakery take off. The inspiration comes when Isabella notices that, wow, London has a lot of people from different countries. Maybe she can bake something that’ll make immigrants feel like they’re more at home with inclusive treats that speak to different cultures. It comes about in a rather hokey manner but at least there’s SOMETHING to differentiate such a story from an endless salvo of melodramatic bakery pictures that rely more on gumption than creativity.

A lot of the familiar tropes crop up in Love Sarah that arrive right on schedule. An opening that finds the bakery struggling? Check. Does a handsome guy come to the rescue? Check. Quirky conversations with an eclectic group of customers? Check. Montage of long hours working in the kitchen? Check. Lots of sensual footage of baked goods? Check.

It’s hard to feel anything for Love Sarah, really. It’s not really bad in that it comes exactly as advertised, aiming to please the middle-aged crowd with a bittersweet tale, extra on the sweet and touching. It doesn’t overstay its welcome nor does it diverge too much off the beaten path. Rarely does it ever veer off into areas it can’t muster, providing just the right amount of tenderness with getting older, finding love, and running a business. It’s a predictable pleaser, offering cinema comfort with half the calories. So don’t expect anything to fill you up.

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