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The Cake Eaters (2007)

Two families are brought together by the return of one family's son -- a reunion that conjures up old ghosts and issues that must be addressed.

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Jayce Bartok (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Ashley ... Marg Kaminski
Jayce Bartok ... Guy Kimbrough
Bruce Dern ... Easy Kimbrough
Miriam Shor ... Stephanie
Aaron Stanford ... Dwight 'Beagle' Kimbrough
Kristen Stewart ... Georgia Kaminski
Talia Balsam ... Violet Kaminski
Tom Cavanagh ... Lloyd
Melissa Leo ... Ceci Kimbrough
Jesse L. Martin ... Judd
Avery Rak Avery Rak ... Young Guy
Andrew George Jr. Andrew George Jr. ... Young Beagle (as Andrew George)
Dan McCabe ... Teenage Boy #1
Conor Romero ... Teenage Boy #2
Jeffrey Spiegel Jeffrey Spiegel ... Teenage Boy #3
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Storyline

In a small town in the countryside, Georgia Kaminski is a fifteen year-old girl with Friedreich's ataxia, a genetic disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in clumsy movements, speech problems heading to heart disease. While in a flea market selling goods with her grandmother Marg, Georgia meets the shy twenty-years old Beagle Kimbrough, who works in the cafeteria of her school and is the son of the local butcher Easy. Beagle spent the last years taking care of his ill mother while Easy and Marg have secretly been lovers for many years. Georgia feels that she will have few years of life and decides to lose her virginity with the sensitive Beagle. Meanwhile, Easy's older son Guy returns from New York for the funeral of his mother and seeks out the hairdresser Stephanie, who was his fiancée that he left behind when he moved to New York chasing the dream of becoming a successful musician. During the reunion, the lives of members of both families experience ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

For everything we lose... there's someone we find See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual material involving a teen | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Absolution in love - The Cake Eaters See more »

Filming Locations:

Catskill, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,820
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Aaron Standford is nearly 14 years older than Kristen Stewart, nearly twice Kristen's age at the time of shooting. See more »

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When the hairdresser Stephanie is kissing Guy, the tattoo encircling her upper arm is faded out towards its ends, an unmistakable sign of a temporary tattoo. See more »

Quotes

Easy: I don't think they're teaching manners anymore at the schools.
Marg: I guess not.
Easy: So how's business?
Marg: Pretty slow. What are you doing here Easy?
Easy: Getting rid of stuff we don't need anymore.
Marg: Georgia, you must know Mr. Kimbrough, he's the butcher.
Georgia: I'm a vegetarian.
Easy: We like that.
Marg: This is my granddaughter, Georgia.
Easy: Granddaughter indeed. And the hoverer, my son Dwight and with his permission you can call him Beagle.
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Crazy Credits

"Currently, there is no cure for Friedreich's Ataxia. For more information about Friedreich's Ataxia please contact: Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (F.A.R.A.). www.curefa.org See more »

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Concrete Bed
Written by Matthew Caws (as Mathew Caws), Daniel Lorca and Ira Elliot
Performed by Nada Surf
Courtesy of Barsuk Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Pointless - the difference between subtlety and vague
15 June 2009 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

Its been said this movie is a portrayal of reality and that its unresolved end and almost complete lack of meaning is the whole point cos "life is like that". You could think that, or you could also think that the director has made a movie that doesn't connect, delivers no meaning and because of that is ultimately pointless.

You see I'm not watching life, I'm watching a movie, and yes we like movies to be insightful and accurate, but this movie trundles out some well worn clichés and so pulling out the "its a slice of life" card just doesn't wash.

Yes Kristen Stewart delivers a believable performance as a 15 year old girl with a terminal illness. I'm assuming it's believable cos she looked pained and terminal but I've no idea if it was an accurate portrayal of the disease she was supposed to have.

They've also got a lead guy role with a funny name (beagle) and an assortment of slightly cliché small town characters and by the end of the movie you wonder, "yeah, and what, what's your point, what are you trying to say?" all that set up for no delivery.

Kirsten's character wanted to try sex and had no compassion for the guy she chooses to try it with, she doesn't care how he feels. Nice set up, but why?

The dads relationship, the other son's issues, what's your point? Was there one in the script and the director failed to convey it?

The comments here read like friends and fans of the director. There's a difference between subtlety and just plain vague. Parts of this movie were painted in obvious strokes so it would appear that was the directors style (and not one that I like), so why is there no point, maybe she didn't have one to begin with. Why fill your movie with cliché's like the dad and the elder son, the hussy grandma, the small town girlfriend that got left behind? If you're going to be subtle then be it.


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