The Cake Eaters (2007)

The Cake Eaters
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Mature themes, sexual references and coarse language.

Director: Mary Stuart Masterson
Actors: Kristen Stewart, Aaron Stanford, Melissa Leo, Bruce Dern, Jesse L. Martin

Award-winning actress Mary Stuart Masterson makes her feature film directorial debut with this quirky, romantic drama starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Adventureland) which explores the lives of two interconnected families as they confront old ghosts and discover love in the face of devastating loss. Beagle Kimbrough (Aaron Stanford) and his father, Easy (Bruce Dern), are still grieving over the recent loss of their family matriarch. Timid and introverted, Beagle never left home, instead remaining in this small town to care for his ailing mother. Out of the blue, the older Kimbrough brother Guy (Jayce Bartok) returns home after a lengthy stint in New York City pursuing his career as a musician; he is embraced by his father, but not by his brother. One day at the town flea market, Beagle meets 15-year-old Georgia Kaminski (Kristen Stewart), who has a terminal neuromuscular disease and is desperately trying to break free of her overprotective and overbearing mother. Meanwhile, Guy attempts to make amends with his ex-fiancée (Miriam Shor), but he has more than just one unfinished chapter to confront. Guy is still facing Beagle's contempt for his absence in their mother's final days. Masterson unravels the intimate secrets and tensions coursing through these relationships, ably capturing quiet nuances as the outstanding cast emotes the unspoken truths between their finely drawn characters. Award-winning and critically acclaimed, THE CAKE EATERS is intricately woven, powerfully poignant and features a knockout performance by Kristen Stewart amongst a stellar ensemble cast.

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 95mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio Formats: English
Subtitles: None

Member Reviews (16)

alistair c
A nice movie to watch, but perhaps only if you are mature enough not to have the attention span of a gnat! This is a nuanced movie with some nice shades of grey, therefore perhaps not suitable for anyone under 40 - 50 years old, ie. not really suitable for people who haven't lived a real life yet. I wouldn't say it was a brilliant movie as you only get time for a snapshot of most of the characters, however it was a good movie with great themes. Maybe it tried to pack a few too many themes into what was really a short story. But quite enjoyable.
Posted Saturday, 24 May 2014 See my other reviews
What a waste of film
Posted Tuesday, 16 April 2013 See my other reviews
found it not very interesting to watch
Posted Sunday, 15 July 2012 See my other reviews
I borrowed this to get a glimpse into Kristen's "awesome" acting and was left underwhelmed. This is a very subtle movie...I just wasn't in a subtle mood. I watched Predator after this...go Arnie!
Posted Monday, 2 May 2011 See my other reviews
This was the most boring movie, kept waiting for something to happen and nothing did.
Posted Tuesday, 8 March 2011 See my other reviews
Boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........boring.....boring.....boring.....boring........DIDID I MENTION....................B O R I N G ....YEP, BORING AS BAT POOP.
Posted Wednesday, 13 October 2010 See my other reviews
Leanne Studdert
I don't know if it was all the hype about the Twilght saga or the attraction between Kristen Stewart and Robert Patterson that made Twlight great or if the script for The Cake Eaters was weak but this is the most boring movie I think I have ever seen. Kristen Stewart cannot act.
Posted Monday, 5 July 2010 See my other reviews
Antony D.
This is one of those movies, that clearly shows the hypocrisy of mankind. The father of the man 'Beagle' and the grandmother of the daughter were having an adulterous relationship themselves, but critisizing the children... This is just one of the subtle themes running through this beautiful touchy movie, about a family grieving about the loss of a family member, and another family coping with a beautiful young daughter dying... Just because the daugher has a disability, can she make up her own mind about sexual relationships and who with? The son comes home a month after his mum dies, means he doesn't care? A nice movie to watch and then think about our own values....
Posted Saturday, 10 April 2010 See my other reviews
Krystie W.
Very interesting story, shows us the demons that each person battles and where our choices lead us. Easy to watch and appreciate with likeable characters. Great!
Posted Tuesday, 9 February 2010 See my other reviews
Lorraine M.
I actually really liked this film. Kristen Stewart was amazing in her role. Totally believable. I too, was a little disappointed how the story ended but enjoyed it regardless. Well worth watching.
Posted Thursday, 21 January 2010 See my other reviews
A slow moving, but sweet movie about a disabled girl who falls in love and how her family connects with another. Interesting to see 'Twilight's Kristen Stewart in a different kind of role. Not something I'd watch over and over again, but a pleasant move to watch.
Posted Sunday, 17 January 2010 See my other reviews
Very sweet story about relationships for those who don't need high drama.
Posted Friday, 15 January 2010 See my other reviews
Rebecca S.
Kristen was great in this movie. I was dissapointed at the end of the movie as I wasn't expecting it to end there. I was waiting for more of the story. But overall I liked it.
Posted Monday, 11 January 2010 See my other reviews
Barbara N.
Kristen Stewart out does herself again in this role and is proving herself. Well worth watching and very emotional. Excellent acting.
Posted Monday, 12 October 2009 See my other reviews
Michael G.
This is a great little film. Excellent actors and a very engaging story. Kristen Stewart is brilliant in this role, well worth watching.
Posted Wednesday, 9 September 2009 See my other reviews
This movie should really be 41/2 out of 5. I didn???t know what to expect from this film as I haven???t heard much about it but it is absolutely fabulous. Kristen Stewart is unbelievable as Georgia a young girl with a progressive genetic disease with clumsy, jerky movements and speech problems. I don???t know how Kristen kept all the jerky movements up through the taping of the whole movie but she really is brilliant. Aaron Standord as Beagle did a great job of portraying a young man who has just lost his mother and has just found out that his father Bruce Dern wasn???t faithful to her. You can really see the torment in his eyes and the disbelief fo what his father has done to the memory of this mother. It???s great when Georgia and Beagle get together they both just understand each other, she's slowly dying of a debilitating disease and he is a really sensitive kind a guy who most people don???t seem to understand. I would have to say this would be about the best movie I have seen Kristen Stewart in and I thought Speak was pretty good. Well done Mary Stuart Masterson you couldn???t have picked a better movie for your directing debut. This movie as phenomenal.
Posted Thursday, 27 August 2009 See my other reviews
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