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Toast Reviews

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September 15, 2017
Toast never succumbs to cloying sentimentality.
June 10, 2012
"Charming, but oddly under-motivated...Netflixable."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2011
"Toast" has three things deserving of adoration: spectacular lemon-meringue pies, the songs of Dusty Springfield and Helena Bonham Carter.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 13, 2011
The story is as familiar as white bread in "Toast," but the dramedy's point of view is a fascinating puzzle.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 7, 2011
Fans of gay coming of age stories, British cinema and/or Helena Bonham Carter shouldn't miss it..."Toast" serves as a wistful reminder of the battles we all fought to become who we are today.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 7, 2011
"Toast," is by turns sweet and tart, airy and rich and, above all, a thoroughly irresistible confection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2011
An all-out war that was tragic but darkly comic because the battlefield was the kitchen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 6, 2011
like a country British superhero movie
| Original Score: 3.5/5
October 6, 2011
Sentimental, obvious, but well-nigh irresistible, this jubilant comedy equates England's bland cuisine with its sexual inhibition and suggests we could all use something a little more tasty (at dinnertime, that is).
September 27, 2011
The film's first half, which chronicles Nigel's love for his mother, is lovely but it's second half, dominated by Helena Bonham Carter's harpy of a housekeeper Mrs. Potter, is perversely sadistic
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 23, 2011
Utterly charming, witty and visually splendid nostalgic trip through the '60s by way of the memoir penned by celebrated Brit food writer and cook Nigel Slater and seasoned with some Dusty Springfield pop hits. A gem of a feature directorial debut.
September 23, 2011
All the actors do well, but the film's strongest assets are the period details--including the highs (coq au vin) and lows (gelled ham) of Sixties cuisine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2011
It might be described as a lighthearted theme and variation on the adage that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2011
A poignant English coming-of-age drama about a stubborn and angry boy and the stepmother he can't abide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2011
I found it poignant, amusing and endearing. No need for marmalade. Just butter, and enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2011
A warm, amusing British memoir.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 20, 2011
A period piece adaptation of a memoir that has a lot going for it, including nice production design, cinematography and performances. But it would do better with a bit less hearty of an attempted embrace of the whole truth, one surmises.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 10, 2011
Based on the assumedly truish story of British food celebrity Nigel Slater, and blessed with a soundtrack of Dusty Springfield songs, Toast nevertheless doesn't go down quite as smoothly as it should.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 19, 2011
Like the lemon meringue pies and shrimp cocktails it features throughout, Brit comedy-drama Toast is tasty, hearty and rather conventional.
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