Cocoa tells the story of two sisters, Faith (Jody Mortara) and Hope (Megan McGarey), who find themselves down on their luck when Faith loses everything in a divorce, and Hope loses her job. This contentious duo decides to try their hand at their own business, which involves a gluten-free cake with a secret ingredient. When they seek investors, they get entangled in chaotic escapades and find themselves in over their heads.
As circumstances escalate and the sisters are under increasing pressure to secure the funds they need, the dog named Cocoa, who belongs to the person they are house sitting for, falls ill. They find themselves racing from the train station to the police station in an attempt to do the right thing while escaping who they believe to be a crazy person and a thief. With plenty of humor, viewers will be on the edge of their seats hoping for a positive outcome and a surprise is in order that has all characters questioning what miracles are made of.
Although one man is attacked out of sight by a mob of women, and another holds several people at gunpoint, all is done in a lighthearted spirit as these sisters are confronted with their perceptions of one another as their situation becomes more dire. Ironically, Faith lacks faith, and Hope, a professing Christian, continues to point out that Jesus can be counted on, even when she begins to doubt. Hope’s humble witness helps Faith to see what really matters, which could lend to a discussion, especially among family and friends, about what really matters in life and where to place one’s hope during trying times. This movie has received the Dove Seal of Approval for ages 12+.
The Dove Take
This family-friendly romp is a reminder that God works in the most mysterious ways.