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Release Date: 2010

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Young Nigel Slater (Freddie Highmore) has big culinary aspirations, even though all his mother (Victoria Hamilton) knows how to make is toast. When his mother dies, relations grow strained between Nigel and his father (Ken Stott), especially when he remarries a woman (Helena Bonham Carter) who wins his heart with a lemon meringue pie. Nigel enters culinary school, starts working in a pub and finds himself competing with his stepmother -- both in the kitchen and for his father's attention.

Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Freddie Highmore, Ken Stott, Oscar Kennedy, Victoria Hamilton, Matthew McNulty, Frasier Huckle, Ben Aldridge

Director: S.J. Clarkson

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Ruby Films, BBC Films

Keywords: Mother, 1970s, Melodramatic, Hotel, Family, Forbidden love, Rivalry, 1960s, Son, School, Heartwarming, Father, Spirited

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Based on a memoir by Nigel Slater, a British celebrity chef who makes a cameo appearance, Toast also charts the budding chef's growing interest in hunky, scantily clad guys. Be warned: Some of the regional British accents would benefit from subtitles. show more

  • Joan aside, the film goes down easy enough. show more

  • Toast is lovely to look at, evoking both the gray-green milieu of Midlands life and the sensuality of good food, but it's like a whipped topping with no base. show more

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