‘Coffee Shop’ ~ CFDb Movie Review
Love Is Brewing is the story of Donavan Turner (Laura Vandervoort), a smart, independent, twenty-something woman looking for just the right blend of happiness in her life. She owns a hip neighborhood coffee shop in a quaint, scenic beach town and her specialty is matching people to their perfect, new brew. While she’s been less than successful fixing her love life, Donavan enjoys her work and has the robust support of her sister Becky (Rachel Hendrix), Becky’s boyfriend Kevin (Jason Burkey) and the wonderful, eclectic family of her coffee shopregulars.
Unfortunately, she’s keeping a secret from them all. The new bank owner, Frank Miller (Jon Lovitz), won’t extend her loan and she’s facing immediate foreclosure. Things get further complicated when Donovan’s ex-boyfriend Patrick (Josh Ventura) returns to declare his love just as her clashes with Broadway playwright and tea-drinker Ben Carson (Cory M. Grant) get interesting. Ben is in town writing his new play for his producer (Kevin Sorbo). With love and financial ruin bubbling around her, Donovan realizes that her identity and self-worth are not defined by what she can accomplish alone. Instead, Donovan and her community can accomplish more together, which leads her to make choices she may not have before.
What an incredible cast in this film. If you love Hallmark films, you will love this one on UP TV! Here were some highlights:
- A humorous chick flick.
- Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
- Love is a verb.
- Great song – her voice reminded me of Regina Spektor singing The Call from Narnia.
- Lighthouses are not there to show themselves off, they’re just there to shine.
- Never treat people like they’re disposable.
- Just because things aren’t going the way you planned, doesn’t mean they aren’t going the way they should.
The most compelling part of the film for me was the way the main character was able to connect with the people in her town.
Release Date: (TV/Cable) (UPTV)
September 14, 2014
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