'Toast' -- 2 1/2 stars

<b>NR; 1:36 running time</b><br><br>
Like the lemon meringue pies and shrimp cocktails it features throughout, the British comedy-drama "Toast" is tasty, hearty and rather conventional. Directed by TV director SJ Clarkson ("House," "Heroes"), this '60s-set, made-for-TV film charts a boy's coming of age -- and coming out -- through a culinary sentimental education, and features a deliciously comic turn from Helena Bonham Carter as a semi-evil stepmother. <br><br>Read the <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0928-toast-20110929,0,4969217.story>full "Toast" review</a>

NR; 1:36 running time

Like the lemon meringue pies and shrimp cocktails it features throughout, the British comedy-drama "Toast" is tasty, hearty and rather conventional. Directed by TV director SJ Clarkson ("House," "Heroes"), this '60s-set, made-for-TV film charts a boy's coming of age -- and coming out -- through a culinary sentimental education, and features a deliciously comic turn from Helena Bonham Carter as a semi-evil stepmother.

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