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The Cake Eaters (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 March 2009 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marg Kaminski
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Guy Kimbrough
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Easy Kimbrough
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Stephanie
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Dwight 'Beagle' Kimbrough
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Violet Kaminski
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Lloyd
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Ceci Kimbrough
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Judd
Avery Rak ...
Young Guy
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Young Beagle (as Andrew George)
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Teenage Boy #1
Conor Romero ...
Teenage Boy #2
Jeffrey Spiegel ...
Teenage Boy #3
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Storyline

'The Cake Eaters' is a quirky, small town, ensemble drama that explores the lives of two interconnected families coming to terms with love in the face of loss. Living in rural America, The Kimbrough family is a normally odd bunch; Easy, the patriarch and local butcher, is grieving over the recent loss of his wife, Ceci, while hiding a secret ongoing affair for years; Beagle, his youngest son who was left to care for his ailing mother, works in the local high school cafeteria by day but has a burning passion inside that manifests itself through painting street signs; and the eldest son, Guy, has been away from the family for years while pursuing his rock star dream in the big city until the day he learns of his mother's passing and that he's missed the funeral. Upon Guy's return home, relationships between the characters begin to unravel; Beagle's pent up emotions connect with Georgia Kaminski, a terminally ill teenage girl wanting to experience love before it's too late; Easy's long ... Written by The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (BNFF), 2008

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

Goofs

After Georgia spends the night in bed with Beagle, when she sits up to leave the bed, you can see bra strap marks on her back. Supposedly, she had been naked all night, so she shouldn't have any bra strap marks. See more »

Quotes

Easy: What the hell are you doing up there?
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Guy: There's a hole in mom's sewing room.
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A beautiful "feel good" movie
16 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since I watched a movie and felt good for a while afterwards. Most movies nowadays make you feel romantic, awesome, thrilled, pumped up, etc etc, while you're watching it, inside the movie theatre or on your couch; but as soon as the movie ends, many leave you with a strange feeling of emptiness. "The Cake Eaters" was definitely a different experience for me. I can't say that I've learnt a lesson or a piece of wisdom from the movie, but I can definitely say that it left me with a good feeling after it ended. I definitely recommend it for rental and ownership, especially to watch with a loved one.


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