Review: ‘Sweet on You’ is one of the best UPtv romantic comedies of the year

Haylie Duff and Rob Mayes in ‘Sweet on You.'
Haylie Duff and Rob Mayes in ‘Sweet on You.’ Photo Courtesy of UPtv.

“Sweet on You,” starring Haylie Duff and Rob Mayes is one of the best UPtv romantic comedies of the year. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the recap.

The movie was written and directed by Marla Sokoloff, and it stars Rob Mayes and Haylie Duff as the leads Drew and Kate, both of which deliver captivating acting performances.

“Sweet on You” was inspired by the real-life story of Duff’s grandfather, and it even features her daughter, Ryan, in her acting debut. Marla Sokoloff did an exceptional job with its direction, and compliments to both Duff and Sokoloff for writing the script.

The synopsis is: Kate Davies (Haylie Duff) has always lived a sweet, simple life in the idyllic town of Cedar Creek. She owns the town’s famous pie shoppe, Pearls Pie Place, that she runs with her best friend, Bree (Chelsea Alden). Kate recently lost her mother and has been trying to pick up the pieces of her life, when she meets city goer Drew Ellis (Rob Mayes), who is in town to claim land that he inherited and has plans to turn the land into soulless tract homes.


Overall, “Sweet on You” is a heartwarming film from start to finish, which is worth more than just a passing glance. It highlights the significance of friendships and relationships in one’s life, as well as the fact that friends can subsequently become chosen family; moreover, it is a reminder that it is never too late for one to fall in love, and that is reassuring. Haylie Duff once again is effervescent as Kate with Mayes pulling off a suave performance as Drew. It garners two giant thumbs up.