Operation Cupcake

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  • 2012
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.5  (464)

In 2012, the romantic comedy Operation Cupcake was released, featuring the talented Dean Cain, the lovely Kristy Swanson, and Wade Williams. Serving as a perfect family entertainment for a lazy weekend, the film tells the story of a stern army officer who bakes cupcakes in order to connect with his daughter, leading to unexpected adventures.

When Master Sergeant James Andrews (Dean Cain) is called back to duty in Afghanistan just days before his daughter's 14th birthday, he promises her that he would be home for the occasion. However, he fails to live up to his word and his little girl feels disappointed and let down by her father's absence. Even his army colleagues point out how James is missing out on the simple joys of life because of his intense focus on his job.

In an effort to make amends, James decides to bake cupcakes, but being a lifelong military man, he has no idea how to even start. This idea may seem simple, but as James begins to fulfill his promise to his daughter, things get complicated. He is assigned to an unexpected special project and can only see his daughter, Kylie (Lexi Giovagnoli), via video chat. While strolling through a local bakery, James meets the charming baker, Veronica (Kristy Swanson), who quickly catches his eye. With Veronica's help, James begins to learn the art of baking and discovers new pleasures in life.

However, the cupcakes James makes are not just for his daughter; they are for his entire army unit, who are getting tired of the boring food they are served every day. James' cupcakes gain a reputation and suddenly he finds himself leading a unique military operation, with Veronica and Kylie by his side. Without giving much away, this operation involves a top-secret mission to spread joy and happiness to fellow soldiers, both American and Afghans.

Throughout the movie, we see James and Kylie's relationship evolve as he becomes more involved in her life and starts understanding how important it is to connect with her. Moreover, James' relationship with Veronica also deepens as they grow to understand each other more. Along with humor, romance and drama, Operation Cupcake also explores themes such as the importance of family, connection and finding joy in unexpected places.

The performances are what you might expect from a sweet romantic comedy, with Dean Cain leading as the strict military father, desperately trying to connect with his daughter. Kristy Swanson adds a special touch of charm to the film, playing the role of a kind-hearted baker which adds to the heartwarming story. Also, we see Wade Williams playing a supporting role as the military commanding officer in the movie.

Directed by Bradford May and written by Jim Buck and Karen Buck, Operation Cupcake presents a delightful package of comedy, drama, and romance. It emphasizes the value of family relationships and shows that being away from home and family does not necessarily mean that we have to ignore these aspects of our life.

Overall, Operation Cupcake is a fun-filled, lighthearted movie that carries the message of spreading joy and laughter even during the most difficult of times. James Andrews, the army officer who goes through a journey of self-discovery and learns to be a better father and a better human being through the power of cupcakes, may not have been everyone's cup of tea, but this charming family-oriented movie is definitely worth a watch.

Operation Cupcake is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

Operation Cupcake
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    1 hr 28 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (464)