Sparks and Embers

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Tom Sanger, 33, has just been made redundant from what he thought was a dream job in a record company marketing department. But before he can leave, fate intervenes and Tom finds himself trpped in a lift with none other than the consultant Eloise, who lost him his job. Tom would really love to hate her...The trouble is the consultant is female, French, and beautiful. Four years later, after their relationship has broken down, they meet to say a final farewell on a Christmas evening, only to discover that they still have feelings for each other.


Kris Marshall
as Tom Sanger
Annelise Hesme
as Eloise Martin
Waleed Akhtar
as Tariq Haq

Critic Reviews for Sparks and Embers

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Rotten (7)

  • Although there is amusing sexual tension between French corporate cost-cutter Eloise (Annelise Hesme) and sacked music company marketer Tom (Kris Marshall, who was in Love, Actually long ago), there are no surprises here.

    Dec 17, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The movie is competently put together, like a TV commercial, but the dialogue and characterisation are pretty unbearable, a Google Translate version of English, spoken by characters who are almost but not exactly like human beings.

    Dec 17, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There's nothing particularly offensive about Sparks and Embers... The problem is there's no real charm, originality or insight

    Dec 15, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The romantic sparks never fly, Hesme's accent fails to charm and the storytelling feels clumsy and contrived.

    Oct 25, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Marshall and Hesme prove amiable company, but the gags they get are so ropey that it's all too easy to become distracted by the film's hazy grasp of the capital's geography.

    Dec 24, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A mildly diverting confection for a rainy day, and something that may find a more suitable home on the small screen.

    Dec 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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