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French Toast Movie Review



It’s a typical Afrikaans romantic comedy about a young photographer Lisa (Lika Berning) who discovers that she has a sibling in France. She decides to travel to France to go and find him/her. Along the way she meets French chef Jean-Pierre (Thierry Ballarin) who agrees to help her to find her sibling if she takes photographs for his new cookbook. The movie was shot in South Africa and France. The international setting definitely sells the movie. I am a romantic by nature and enjoyed the beautiful scenes that were shot in Paris. Well done to the editing and photography team it brought out the beauty of Paris and I am sure that a lot of people were inspired to save so that they can see the City of Love after watching the movie. I must admit that the storyline was not developed and conveyed  properly and I felt left hanging with now clear idea about what really happened in  Lisa’s family history. When I walk out of a movie I want to feel that I understand the story but I was left feeling stupid with this nagging question ” Did I miss an important dialog that clarified the story?”. Overall it wasn’t a bad movie and still very enjoyable. Lika ‘s performance was very natural. Sometimes it was only difficult to understand the character Jean-Pierre due to him being French and trying to talk Afrikaans but it can all be part of the charm in this movie. You won’t feel that you waisted money if you go and watch It. This movie isn’t a Christian movie per se,
 but it made me think that all of us have something out of our past that needs healing and we will never know what God planned for your future until it happens!

From me Showhopper!
Enjoy and Blessings!

Hester Opperman



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