The Cake Eaters

The Cake Eaters

The Cake Eaters

This oddball romantic-drama is set in rural upstate New York. It's ensemble cast features Twilight's Kristen Stewart with a critically acclaimed performance. 

Easy (screen-veteran Bruce Dern) recently lost his wife to cancer and lives with his not-too-bright son, Beagle (Aaron Stanford). His other son, Guy (screenwriter Jayce Bartok) returns unannounced after three years in the city failing to become a rock star. Beagle, who tended their mother throughout her long illness, cannot forgive Guy for abandoning her. On the posh side of town lives Georgia (Stewart), a young beauty with Friedriech's Ataxia - a degenerative nervous disease. When Georgia meets Beagle at a flea market, his matter-of-fact acceptance of her physical handicap (she shakes and cannot walk unassisted) mark him as her chosen initiator into the mysteries of sex. But in Beagle's gentle awkwardness, Georgia gets far more than she bargained for.

2007Rating: M, contains offensive language & sexual references95 minsUSA
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Loved it

Beautiful film. It may not be the fastest moving but the storyline and fantastic acting keeps your attention.

5.0
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Just a comment

Apologies, only seen the trailer as yet, but is it just me or has Mary Stuart Masterson made a film in which she's tried to make the hot young lead look as much like a young version of herself as possible? (see her in short hair mode from younger years). I'm just saying... PS: I'd probably see this on the strength of Kristen Stewart's performance in...

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pity about the cast

all good on the film, but if I have to watch Kristen Stewart doing her Demi Moore impression, the half open mouth, dropped jaw look, it'll be one too many. Makes her look half witted, just as it did Demi

1.0
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Variety

Variety

press

A vibrant, unpretentious small-town tale.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Superior acting elevates a small, overcrowded ensemble piece set in rural upstate New York into something a little deeper and truer than the mawkish disease-of-the-week movie it threatens to become.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Masterson, like many actors, is an assured director even in her debut; working with her brother Pete as cinematographer, she creates a spell and a tenderness and pushes exactly as far as this story should go.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

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What eventuates is among the most heartwarming 90 minutes you will see in a long time.

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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There's a certain theatricality to the opening stanzas, but as the film finds its rhythm, the lives of these two families intersect in unexpected ways. The result is a charming indie ensemble drama of the kind the Americans can - but seldom do - make so well.

3.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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The Cake Eaters is a welcome gem amongst all the big-ticket releases this holiday season.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The story is certainly predictable, but it contains just enough conflict and drama to engage the viewer.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A vibrant, unpretentious small-town tale.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Superior acting elevates a small, overcrowded ensemble piece set in rural upstate New York into something a little deeper and truer than the mawkish disease-of-the-week movie it threatens to become.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Masterson, like many actors, is an assured director even in her debut; working with her brother Pete as cinematographer, she creates a spell and a tenderness and pushes exactly as far as this story should go.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

What eventuates is among the most heartwarming 90 minutes you will see in a long time.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

There's a certain theatricality to the opening stanzas, but as the film finds its rhythm, the lives of these two families intersect in unexpected ways. The result is a charming indie ensemble drama of the kind the Americans can - but seldom do - make so well.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The Cake Eaters is a welcome gem amongst all the big-ticket releases this holiday season.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The story is certainly predictable, but it contains just enough conflict and drama to engage the viewer.

0

Loved it

Beautiful film. It may not be the fastest moving but the storyline and fantastic acting keeps your attention.

5.0
0

Just a comment

Apologies, only seen the trailer as yet, but is it just me or has Mary Stuart Masterson made a film in which she's tried to make the hot young lead look as much like a young version of herself as possible? (see her in short hair mode from younger years). I'm just saying... PS: I'd probably see this on the strength of Kristen Stewart's performance in...

0

pity about the cast

all good on the film, but if I have to watch Kristen Stewart doing her Demi Moore impression, the half open mouth, dropped jaw look, it'll be one too many. Makes her look half witted, just as it did Demi

1.0
0