The Sweetest Heart (2018 Hallmark Channel)

 


The Sweetest Heart 

Stars: Julie Gonzalo, Chris McNally

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Synopsis (via Hallmark)

Maddie is doing everything she can to save her cupcake business. With the help of a handsome investment banker, Maddie’s luck begins to turn around in all aspects of her life. However, when her first love Nate unexpectedly returns home after 14 years, she will have to choose between a new romance and the man she never stopped loving.

Thoughts

Young Maddie and Nate both love each other and are sending each other off to their live their lives. She is an amazing baker and he is off to college. We flash forward fourteen years to find that Maddie is still baking cupcakes and trying to expand her cupcake business. Maddie is looking to buy the building next door to expand to create a cafe/made to order cupcake shoppe. She enlists a handsome investor seeker to help her find funding for the expansion. (He is very handsome, but not Nate her old High School sweetheart.)

Speaking of Nate, he is back in town after studying cardiology and is looking for a job in his favorite town, even though his parents don’t live there anymore. He shows back up at the bakery and rings the bell. Maddie is VERY special as to why Nate is back in town. She tells him that he is weird and he should have sent a carrier pigeon. They haven’t talked in ten years because of their break up. (It is very tense!) Nate won’t let the moment go and order four dozen cupcakes to help the business?

For some reason, Maddie goes on a date with her investor friend. (Alex, eyeroll!) She is trying to get Nate off her mind. It isn’t an easy task because he keeps ordering cupcakes so he can she her. He insists that Maddie be the one to deliver the cupcakes to the cardiologist wing of the hospital. While delivering the cupcakes, he offers to help her with her website (she is technology challenged.) and maybe even be friends??? She, at first is resistant, but he is not taking no for an answer. (Like all men in Hallmark movies.)

The next day, Nate arrives and they get lunch. (French fry pizza???) They go over the business model, because they are not friends, and it is clear that they are a good team. “His vision, her precision.” is their couple slogan. He offers to build her website for her big meeting and she is thankful that he is fun and helpful.

We get a random dramatic montage of Maddie preparing for her pitch and Nate designing the website. It serves no purpose.

The oven burns the cupcakes that are being cooked for an important investor. Maddie calls Nate to help her figure it out. Cue another montage, this time with baking! (Not flour fight, though!) Nate is a great sou chef and helps her get the job done. He even apologizes for whatever he did wrong in the past. Maddie forgives him and agrees that they can be friends again, not just business partners.

With the investor on her way, Maddie realizes that she needs to have a packed cupcake shoppe to convince investors to give money. Nate goes to the hospital and offers up free cupcakes to anyone who wants them, packing the bakery. The investor is impressed and wants to franchise. Maddie tells her that she would be open to that but only if they could do it HER way. The investor agrees and it is mostly because of the website, or NATE!

To celebrate, Maddie and Nate go on a hike together by the lake. They eat cupcakes together and kiss on the bench that we saw them on at the top of the movie.

Just as the romance is getting back on track, Nate of offered a position that will require him to leave immediately for training. (Just like when he went to college!)    

At a fancy dinner on a portico, Nate tells Maddie that he is so thankful to have spent the last few weeks with her. He tells her about the work opportunity and his needing to leave to Boston for his training. Maddie is disappointed and feeling foolish because this happened before. She runs off but not before telling him that SHE is the opportunity he should be moving mountains for, not this stupid prestigious job in Boston…

In Boston, Nate sees and old couple holding hand and he rethinks everything. At the grand re-opening of the bakery (Which is completely empty.) Nate rushes in to get Maddie back. He tells her that he has given up his job and is moving back to be with her, if she will have her. He pulls out the promise ring from the beginning of the movie and proposes, I guess?!?!?!?!?!?!

They kiss as the doors to the bakery open and tons of customers come filing in. The business is a success and so his their relationship. The end…

Side Note

Sponsored by Flonase because it is spring….

So many B and C romance storylines. Who cares about the shop girl and Nate friend getting together. Or Maddie’s friend and her fiance.

Overall rating

❤️  (1 Heart)

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 (5 glasses of wine required)

*Photo Credit: © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC

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