Cake Eaters

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Released 2007

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Director:
Mary Stuart Masterson
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
The Cake Eaters is a dramatic film directed by Mary Stuart Masterson that is set in a small town where two families, the Kimbroughs and the Kaminskis, discover just how interconnected they really are after the matriarch, Ceci Kimbrough (Melissa Leo), passes away after a long battle with an illness. For her youngest son, Beagle (Aaron Stanford), he discovers a life beyond taking care of his mother, a task that left him working in the school's cafeteria instead of going to college just as her oldest son, Guy (Jayce Bartok), made his life as a rock star only to return to have missed his mother's funeral. As the family grieves, the boys discover not only the stress of the loss but also that their father, Easy (Bruce Dern), has been having a long affair with Marg Kaminski (Elizabeth Ashley), who is helping raise her terminally ill granddaughter Georgia (Kristen Stewart). For Georgia, it seems she has found a kindred soul in Beagle and tries to live her life before it ends. The Cake Eaters is a poignant look at life, love, and loss.moreless

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  • 70

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    A vibrant, unpretentious small-town tale.

  • 60

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    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 th...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times

    A bland ensemble drama with an unremarkable script that somehow inspired actress Mary Stuart Masterson to make her feature-directing debut. The material doesn't serve her well -- a...

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Drama

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Love & Romance