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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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Cast

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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
Andrew George Jr. ...
Young Beagle (as Andrew George)
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Teenage Boy #1
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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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For everything we lose... there's someone we find See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Trivia

Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin both went on to star in "The Flash" on CW. See more »

Goofs

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: What the hell are you doing up there?
Guy: I didn't get the mail til this morning. I would have been here, I've been on the road.
Easy: I know.
Guy: There's a hole in mom's sewing room.
Easy: I know.
Guy: What happened?
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Soundtracks

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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Very good but had the potential to be great!
31 October 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I love independent movies but to be honest I watched The Cake Eaters because of Kristin Stewart. I've seen quite a few of her movies in the last weeks and aside from that Twilight crap I've came to the conclusion that she's a great actress and her performance in this film is no exception.Here she plays Georgia Kaminski,a teenager that suffers from Friedreich's ataxia, a genetic disease that causes damage to the nervous system among other things.Her mother Elizabeth is overzealous and her grandmother, Marg, is her escape.She doesn't have that much time and wants to experience love before its too late. She meets Beagle,played by Aaron Stanford, a shy 20 year old who works in the school cafeteria,they quickly bond and become close and she decides to loose her virginity to him.Beagle is part of the The Kimbrough family.Easy is the patriarch and he's grieving over the recent loss of his wife,Guy is the older son who has been away from the family and just returned after learning that his mother had passed away, and Beagle is the youngest son. The film explores the lives of this two interconnected families. The Cake Eaters is independent film-making at his best,my only complaint is that the movie was too short. How many times do you hear that? Exactly, the movie was that good. I just feel like the story could have been explored more and it could had been taken to another level.I don't know why the director didn't push the envelope a little,he clearly knew what he was doing and the story had great potential; don't take me wrong,this is a very good movie, I just think with more running time it could have been a tremendous movie. Kristin Stewart's performance is truly incredible.When playing characters with these type of diseases, there's always a tendency to overact or go over the top but she played this role perfectly.The academy award nominee Bruce Dern who played Easy was great as well. A great piece of work that left me wanting more.

7.5/10


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