Recensie Dying for chocolate: a curious mystery of the catering service [Netflix]

Director: Anthony C Metchie | Script: Diane Mott Davidson, Erinne Dobson, John Christian Plummer | Cast: Nikki Deloach (Goldy Berry), Andrew Walker (Tom Schultz), Jaycie Dotin (Marla Maguire), Jason Schombing (Owen Gentle), ea | Time to play: 86 minutes | Year: 2022

Dying for Chocolate: A Curious Catering Service Mystery takes you on a tasty adventure filled with mystery and romance. This charming film is a Hallmark production, and while Hallmark is known for its moving stories, in die for chocolate added a little extra spice in the form of a whodunit mystery. The film is based on the Goldy Schultz mysteries, written by Diane Mott Davidson, who also wrote the screenplay for the film.

Caterer Goldy Berry teams up with small-town detective Tom Schultz to solve the death of his friend. As she corresponds to a good detective, there are several suspects that we will get to know better one by one. They all have a motive and the possibility of having done it, but none comes across as an interesting killer. This fact doesn’t make it very appealing to stick around until the end of the movie, but if you manage to do so, the perpetrator turns out to be someone we barely saw in the movie.

The filmmakers try to find a perfect balance between mystery and romance. Soon, however, romance takes over, at the expense of a well-developed and intriguing mystery. The chemistry between the main characters is palpable, in classic Hallmark fashion, but that also means it’s all predictable and cliché. Where the last ingredient in the Hallmark recipe is normally the main characters’ first and only kiss, this part is missing in die for chocolate, suggesting that the romance will be further developed in a sequel. After all, Goldy Berry is called Goldy Schultz in the books.

in the dialogues die for chocolate it serves as a way of chewing on the plot for the viewer, and everything overlaps quite densely, making the film drag with excruciating slowness. The interactions between the characters are awkward and while the main characters are still somewhat believable as a loving couple, the chemistry between other characters is hard to find. You also don’t have to expect any real depth or character development.

Dying for Chocolate: A Curious Catering Service Mystery It’s not a cinematic masterpiece, but for fans of Hallmark movies it’s one of the best options. Therefore, they have brought their most successful actors for this culinary mystery. Nikki Deloach and Andrew Walker have shared the screen several times before in other Hallmark productions. Unfortunately, chocolate lovers don’t have to hold their breath, because apart from a rather lengthy cooking scene at the beginning of the movie, you don’t have to die for chocolate Nor to watch food pornography.

Dying for Chocolate: A Curious Catering Service Mystery can be seen in Netflix.

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