Toast Synopsis
A boy (Oscar Kennedy) adjusts to his new stepmother (Helena Bonham Carter).
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
By turns sweet and tart, airy and rich and, above all, a thoroughly irresistible confection.
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Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Sentimental, obvious, but well-nigh irresistible, this jubilant comedy equates England's bland cuisine with its sexual inhibition and...
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By Leslie Felperin
Like the lemon meringue pies and shrimp cocktails it features throughout, Brit comedy-drama Toast is tasty, hearty and rather conventional.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Ms. Bonham Carter's hearty performance makes Mrs. Potter almost lovable. You may laugh at her garishness, but you applaud her pluck and...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
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...
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Joan aside, the film goes down easy enough.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Based on a memoir by Nigel Slater, a British celebrity chef who makes a cameo appearance, Toast also charts the budding chef's growing...
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Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Slater's book was evidently an ax-grinder, and the resulting film, directed with tone-deaf comic rhythm by S.J. Clarkson, shows pity and...
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Time Out New York

The first-person source material might explain the one-sided account of the struggle, but the film is crippled by its underhanded treatment...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
I could pile on the cooking metaphors until you cried "uncle," but the fact remains that there's a very good movie in here that its makers...
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Honey covered burnt Toast

By Adam Colombus
The film was an interesting, yet sided, view of a young Nigel. The film was archaic and has us rooting for the wrong team. If Nigel's true intent was to see his victimization it failed. The...