The recent romance drama “Sweeter than Chocolate” tells a charming and endearing story of courage and love between two people who are very different from one another. It is hard to be vulnerable and share your secrets with someone close to you. The latest Hallmark movie, however, is much more than this; it is a feel-good movie that inspires and strengthens your mind about life by nurturing a relationship that endures the test of time. The film is an adaptation of the same-named novel by renowned modern romance author Lizzie Shane, whose feel-good works have achieved international bestseller status.
Some people defy all logic and fall in love despite the possibility that the relationship will end in heartbreak. They choose their course of action in life with unwavering boldness and courage. It is what makes love magical and beautiful in every sense.
‘Sweeter Than Chocolate’ Plot Synopsis: What Happens In The Film?
The protagonist of the tale is a 30-year-old chocolatier named Lucy, who works at her parents’ failing chocolate shop. The mother and daughter have been manufacturing some of the most delectable chocolates in an effort to save the store. Since their family and friends enjoy the delicious treat, their trademark product, “the Cupids,” grows in popularity. Eloise Mumford, who starred in “Lone Star” and “Fifty Shades of Grey,” plays Lucy. Many people have praised her performance in the movie for revealing the bolder and kinder side of the lead character, “Lucy.”
The family sells chocolate that is said to bring true love into people’s lives if they eat it, but you must be kind and compassionate rather than cynical and judgmental towards love or the people around you. Although she has never tasted any of her family’s chocolates, Lucy believes in their magical properties. She has been scarred for loving someone and caring passionately like her parents, which is why she didn’t eat the chocolate. She also struggles with the fact that her mother grieved after their father passed away. She is unable to be authentic and vulnerable with someone because of this awareness. So she keeps love at bay in an effort to protect herself from heartbreak.
The role of the mother is played by the actress Brenda Strong, who was earlier seen in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The male lead opposite Lucy is played by the actor Dan Jeannotte, who previously worked in a number of rom coms that delighted the audience, such as “The Royal Nanny,” “The Paris Romance,” and others. In the movie, he goes by the name Dean and works as a celebrity reporter for a news network.
Dean’s senior has given him the task of observing the chocolate shop that Lucy and her mother run. But because of his pessimistic outlook, he views the shop as some sort of scam that deceives customers. Lucy, who enthusiastically works at the business, is offended by his demeanor and perspective on it. She does not anticipate hostility about the shop from someone with such a limited life and romantic experience. Due to their numerous differences, they do not get along. They must work together because they both want to get the chocolate business shown favorably on the morning news. Dean is aiming for the anchor spot and should have at least experience in this area, so he cannot let go of the opportunity. Also, Lucy wants to increase the sales of her shop to prevent losing it to bankruptcy.
‘Sweeter Than Chocolate’ Ending Explained
Dean and Lucy, who are very different from one another, gradually open up to one another. The friction they experienced at first with each other disappears as they reveal their secrets and philosophical ideas. The pace of the film is appropriate, and there is never any sense of hurriedness. Dean outlined his future intentions as Lucy slowly and gracefully revealed the reason she never consumed chocolate from her own shop.
Since she has spent her entire life with her mother, who is suffering from the loss of her father, Lucy is unable to let go of her cynical outlook. When Lucy finds love, her old superstitions start to haunt her again. It comes from her fear of losing the things she has, and she cannot let go of the past. Later, she becomes aware of her problems and confronts her past. She receives tremendous support from her mother in overcoming her fears and concerns. In the end, everyone is moved, including Lucy, as Brenda Strong shares her secrets in front of the camera. Without any hype or drama to build a sense of tension, the story is lovely.
Overall, the movie is a charming and delightful story of two individuals who may believe otherwise but who ultimately share similar traits and who appear to recognize these traits in their fortunes. Because of her love and affection for the people in her immediate environment, Lucy is able to overcome her dread of the future and realize that true love is more about having the strength to endure all adversity with a partner. Lucy cannot leave her shop, and Dean stays with her; thus, the couple decides to stay together rather than leave the town. People were ecstatic and began to believe in love as a result of the lovers’ decision to reveal their secret in front of so many people. It might be among the best Valentine’s Day movies to watch with the people you love and care about.