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Release Date: January 19, 2013

Starring: Kathrn Morris, James Best, Alastair Mackenzie, Steve Varnom, Sam Douglas, Christine Oram, Jerome Holder

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older children to adults

Rating: TV-G

Runtime: 85 minutes

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Content:

(BB, CC, L, V, S, M) Strong moral worldview with some overt Christian elements, woman chooses family and friends over wealth and success, after speaking of his wife, a man crosses himself and say’s “God bless her soul,” and man says “Thank the Lord”; one light obscenity; light violence includes girl kicks man in between the legs accidentally, woman attacks her husband, woman gets hit by car off screen, man gets punched; some light sexual subject matter such as man confesses he is cheating on his wife and ends up leaving her, plus some kissing; no nudity but woman wears somewhat revealing nightgown, plus some female cleavage; no alcohol; no smoking or drugs; and, woman is very materialistic, but she changes, some selfishness is seen.




Summary:

THE SWEETER SIDE OF LIFE is about a woman forced to move in with her father, a small town baker after her wealthy Manhattan husband divorces her. THE SWEETER SIDE OF LIFE has good moral lessons of what’s important about life and the heart of the story makes up for its light production values.




Review:

In THE SWEETER SIDE OF LIFE, Desiree Harper has the perfect life. Her husband is a highly successful, wealthy Manhattan doctor, and she has everything she needs. Everything falls apart, however, when her husband breaks the news he’s leaving her for a younger woman.


Desiree loses everything and is forced to leave Manhattan and move into her Father’s bakery in New Jersey. With nowhere else to go, Desiree helps her father out around the bakery while her lawyer tries to find a way for her to get back to New York.


One day, Desiree is making bread deliveries around town and runs into Benny, a young chef who owns an old restaurant located in a mansion. Benny is taken by Desiree and asks her out. Because she has no desire to stay in New Jersey, she says no.


Worried that her Dad’s bakery isn’t making enough money to stay afloat, Desiree starts changing things to bring more customers. She creates a small little cake she calls “Paddycakes” that become extremely popular in town and even makes news in New York. She begins to fall in love with the small town and the people in it. But, her Manhattan past starts to creep back on her.


THE SWEETER SIDE OF LIFE has a lot of heart to it. Desiree starts off as a materialistic, selfish woman and ends up as a warm, friendly woman who cares more about friends and family than wealth and success. There are even a few Christian references. The acting and production design lack the quality of many other programs, but the heart of the story and moral lessons therein make up for it. THE SWEETER SIDE OF LIFE also has very little objectionable content.




In Brief:

In THE SWEETER SIDE OF LIFE, Desiree Harper has the perfect life. Her husband is a highly successful and wealthy Manhattan doctor. So, she has everything she needs. However, everything falls apart when her husband breaks the news he is leaving her for a younger woman. Desiree loses everything and is forced to leave Manhattan and move into her father’s New Jersey bakery. With nowhere else to go, Desiree helps her father run the bakery while her lawyer tries to find a way to get her back to New York.


THE SWEETER SIDE OF LIFE has a lot of heart to it. The heroine has a great character arc. She starts off as a materialistic, selfish woman and ends up as a warm, friendly woman who cares more about friends and family than wealth and success. There are even a few Christian references. The acting and production design lack the quality of many other programs, but, the heart of the story and its moral lessons make up for this lack. THE SWEETER SIDE OF LIFE also has very little objectionable content.