. But what arguably may be the largest obstacles to overcome are: Vivien and Chloe's differences in operating the business, Vivien who knows the business and the quirks of the clientele while Chloe wants to go in a new modern direction; and Vivien's mutual and growing attraction to Paul, the bank representative who to them is fundamentally the enemy. My Bakery in Brooklyn 2016 Vivien and Chloe are two very different cousins living in Brooklyn who have been inseparable ever since they were children. The work at the bakery is solely to help Aunt Isabelle. Vivien tries to deceive the bank pretending that Dave, her now widower uncle, lives on the boulangerie after the loss of his home by the debts, being helped by Paul, the agent sent by the bank. The sudden passing of their Aunt Isabelle has left them with a challenging inheritance: their aunt's quaint Boulangerie, named Isabelle's.
She finally has enough money in selling her jewelry to embark on her dream trip to Europe. I found it thoroughly entertaining and the type of movie that I'd watch again soon with someone on a movie date a rarity for me. The trouble increases when Paul shows a love interest by Vivien, meanwhile Fernando and Chloe. In keeping the bakery in business, the cousins may be helped or hindered by the assortment of odd characters in their lives: Ian, the young milquetoast who also worked in the bakery under Isabelle; Isabelle's older brother Dave Moats, who just retired from a career as a groundskeeper at a major league baseball stadium; Happy in the Kitchen's exotic set designer, Daniella, with who Ian falls in love at first sight; Nathan, the neighborhood blind shoe shine who is also clairvoyant in handling one's shoes; and Dimitry, Ian's Russian drug-dealing acquaintance. Despite their fundamental differences - Vivien more reserved and Chloe more emotional - the cousins have long been best friends ever since their respective sets of parents passed away, leaving Aunt Isabelle to raise both of them. But when the bank reveals that the Boulangerie is in danger of being foreclosed, Vivien and Chloe must put the baking mitts down to preserve their family's legacy.
At least, they were until recently. The story line flowed nicely, the acting talent was grade A, and the chemistry between Brener and Daddario was definitely above average. It becomes more urgent when they learn that Isabelle was deep in debt to the bank in running the bakery, the bank which threatens to take ownership. The first 60 seconds of this movie was questionable for me but I was sold before the 3 minute mark and was fully engaged from that point on I'm not afraid to stop movies mid-stream if they get stupid. Isabelle's, an old fashioned European-styled bakery in Brooklyn, has long been owned and operated by its namesake, Isabelle Moats. I don't write reviews for movies very often and I am very critical about what I spend my time watching.
One of Isabelle's nieces, Vivien Moats, works part-time at the bakery, she an aspiring jewelry designer who has a sense of wanderlust. With so many options available, if a movie doesn't pull me in within the first 5 to 10 minutes then I'm looking for something else. . . . . .
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