Love and Lemons (SIFF 2014)

This is a lovely and charming romantic comedy that is certainly formulaic, but so perfectly done you forget to care. I loved it and highly recommend it for any rom-com fan.

Provided Film Synopsis
In this culinary comedy, a young restaurant entrepreneur must figure out the special recipe for balancing her happiness and success in the midst of chaos. Agnes thinks she has everything figured out. She’s got a great apartment, a rockstar boyfriend, a job at a prestigious restaurant, and a close relationship with her parents. But when her comically conniving boss fires her, and she finds her egotistical boyfriend sleeping with a party girl more on his level, she realizes nothing comes that easy. Determined to rise above it, she takes a risk and joins some old friends in a venture to open a new restaurant. It’s just her luck when she finds out that famed food critic David, who goes by the pseudonym Lola, lives in her apartment building, and she concocts the perfect plan for a five-star review: date David and take him to her restaurant. Love and Lemons, based on the bestselling novel by author Kajsa Ingemarsson, avoids falling into cliché by spending time to focus on the quiet revelations of Agnes as she grows into her own person, as well as presenting the more comedic situations in a genuinely awkward yet hysterical fashion. Paired with delectably filmed shots of the delicious meals Agnes and her friends create, this is one banquet you don’t want to miss.

Movie Details

  • Directed By:

    • Teresa Fabik
  • Cast Members:

    • Dan Ekborg
    • Josefin Bornebusch
    • Rakel Wärmländer
    • Sverrir Gudnason
    • Tomas von Brömssen
  • Countries:

    • Sweden
  • Languages:

    • Swedish
  • Genres:

    • Romantic Comedy