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Writer:
Jayce Bartok (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 March 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
life can be as sweet as you make it... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Very good but had the potential to be great! See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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 ... Young Guy
Andrew George Jr. ... Young Beagle (as Andrew George)

Dan McCabe ... Teenage Boy #1

Conor Romero ... Teenage Boy #2
Jeffrey Spiegel ... Teenage Boy #3

Elizabeth Van Meter ... Hippie Chick

Lucas Papaelias ... Mikey P.

Elisa Pugliese ... Stacy
Robert Meo ... Bobby

E.J. Carroll ... Vito

Stephen Payne ... Farmer Phil
Elizabeth Girardeau ... Maggie Lynn

Devin Ratray ... JJ

Grant Monohon ... Hipster
Dylan Denton ... Boy
Susan Gardner ... Young Pregnant Bride
Marylouise Burke ... Babe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phillip X. Levine ... Bus Rider
Kara Duffus ... Flea Market Shopper (uncredited)
Dave Dyshuk ... Passerby (uncredited)
Mary E. Freeman ... Flea Market Shopper (uncredited)

Zoe Hunter ... Girl on the Bus (uncredited)
George Radel ... Flea Market Shopper (uncredited)

Nicole Signore ... Flea Market Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by
Mary Stuart Masterson 
 
Writing credits
Jayce Bartok (screenplay)

Produced by
Allen Bain .... producer
Jayce Bartok .... co-producer
Carrie Fix .... line producer
Darren Goldberg .... producer
David Morris Kelly .... production executive
Mary Stuart Masterson .... producer
Patrick R. Morris .... executive producer (as Patrick Morris)
Elisa Pugliese .... producer
Jesse Scolaro .... producer
 
Original Music by
Duncan Sheik 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Masterson (director of photography) (as Peter C.B. Masterson)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Landauer 
Colleen Sharp 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Suzanne Crowley 
Billy Hopkins 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
David Stein 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Scoppa 
 
Costume Design by
Marina Draghici 
 
Makeup Department
Jill Astmann .... key makeup artist: second unit
Jason Hayes .... key hair artist
Paul Huntley .... wig maker: Kristen Stewart
Pamela May .... key hair artist: second unit
Stacey Panepinto .... key makeup artist
Kami Steele .... additional makeup artist
Taurance F. Williams .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
Louise Lovegrove .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sheri Davani .... first assistant director (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
Sarah Gottlieb .... second assistant director: second unit
Scott Larkin .... second second assistant director
Paul 'Big Mac' MacDonald .... second assistant director
Josh Newport .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Steven Algaroba .... construction grip: New York City
Pastor Alvarado III .... assistant property master
James Baratta .... construction grip: New York City
Scott Canfield .... leadman
Angelique Clark .... art department shopper: second unit
Brian Douglass .... art production assistant
Kristin Emery .... charge scenic
Nicole Emmons .... construction grip: New York City
Haden Garrett .... art assistant
Kenneth W. Hoare .... art consultant (as Ken Hoare)
Greg Izzo .... set dresser
Joe James .... art production assistant (as Joseph James)
Robert Jean-Pierre .... art production assistant
Doro Klusmann .... on-set dresser: second unit (as Dorothea Klusmann)
Joe Kudlack .... construction grip: New York City
Roger Lang .... key carpenter: New York City
Greg Mazzola .... construction grip: New York City
Ron Mazzola .... construction grip: New York City (as Ron Mazzola Jr.)
Corinne Merrell .... art assistant
Miles Michael .... on-set dresser
Nicholas J. Mongelli Jr. .... construction grip: New York City (as Nicholas Mongelli)
Will Pangman .... art production assistant (as William Pangman)
Paul Pitalo .... set dresser: New York City (as Gerald Pitalo)
Allison Robin .... art department supervisor
Duke Scoppa .... property master (as Edward P. Scoppa Jr.)
Stephen Shapiro .... carpenter: New York City
Amy Small .... set dresser: second unit
Richard Tenewitz .... construction coordinator: New York City
Daniel Tonkin .... construction grip: New York City
Frankie Tonkin .... construction grip: New York City
Girolamo Tuzzolino .... construction grip: New York City
James Walker .... shop craftsman: New York City
Kenneth Walshak .... shop craftsman: New York City (as Ken Walshak)
Lee Whittier .... property master: second unit (as Vernon Lee Whittier)
 
Sound Department
David Briggs .... dialogue editor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Rusty Dunn .... sound designer
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Jack Hutson .... production sound mixer
Thomas W. Jordan .... boom operator
Allen Lau .... assistant sound editor
Rich Macar .... sound recording mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jeanne Sison .... audio post producer
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew J. Bly .... visual effects producer
Luke DiTommaso .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Healer .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Gene Harrison .... stunt coordinator
Don Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Kevin Rogers .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Alexeev .... grip
Abraham Altbuch .... best boy grip
Cesar Baptista .... dolly grip
Cesar Baptista .... key grip
Sandi Bohle .... additional electrician
Ray Collins .... camera operator
René Crout .... first assistant camera
Nicole Emmons .... grip
Darren Frohlich .... additional electrician
Keith Gordon .... additional grip
Robert Lau .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Deborah Lipman .... first assistant camera: second unit
Stephen Long .... additional electrician
William Lucia .... grip
Nick Maczka .... best boy grip: second unit
Tim Marotta .... additional grip
Nestor Medina .... electrician
Jamie Merritt .... additional electrician (as James D. Merritt)
Simeon Moore .... best boy electric
Jeff Panessa .... additional grip
Karin Partin .... camera intern
Christopher Piazza .... second assistant camera
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
Rachael Saltzman .... electrician
David Satin .... digital imaging technician
John Schwartz .... gaffer
Chad Strohmayer .... generator operator
Josh Wilber .... grip: second unit
Andrew Wonder .... second assistant camera: second unit
 
Casting Department
Lori Eastside .... extras casting
Robert Oppel .... extras casting assistant
Marny Smith .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Byrne .... costumer
Jane Friesen .... costume production assistant
Roseann Milano .... wardrobe supervisor
Lauren Miller .... costume intern
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Brandonisio .... additional assistant editor
Jeffrey Dye .... editorial assistant
Jordan Lindblad .... assistant editor: avid
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Jim Black .... music supervisor
Barry Cole .... music supervisor
Barnaby Greenberg .... music consultant
Michael Tudor .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Gabe Turiello .... camera car driver
 
Other crew
Michele Baker .... location manager
Rebecca Bernard .... production assistant: first team, second unit
Brette Billow .... assistant production coordinator
Anna Bowers .... additional set production assistant
Stefan Bozydaj .... production assistant: first team
Robert Broder .... set medic
Andrew Cesana .... script supervisor: second unit
Wendy Cohen .... product placement supervisor
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Megan Denver .... assistant location manager
Frank Dianda .... location production assistant
Christina DiCerbo .... set production assistant: second unit
Jacob Eben .... set production assistant
Diana Encheva .... intern
Max Fourny .... set production intern
Tom Ganjamie .... set production assistant: second unit
D.G. Gonzalez .... location unit manager (as Daniel Gonzalez)
Jim Hartz .... studio teacher: Kristen Stewart
Jason Herman .... intern
Jennifer Hoopes .... location scout: New York City
Heidi Hoyt .... caterer
Michael Hoyt .... caterer
Borjan Jovanovich .... key set production assistant
Louis Katz .... medical services (as Dr. Louis Katz)
Kirsten Kearse .... script supervisor
Nelson Khoury .... location scout: New York City
Eric A. Knapp .... office intern
Andrew Kornhaber .... set production assistant
Mark Lake .... location manager: New York City
Sam Lisenco .... set production intern
Benjamin Logan .... production assistant
Benjamin Logan .... set production assistant (as Ben Logan)
Maria Elena Lopez-Frank .... assistant: Ms. Masterson
Casey Madigan .... additional set production assistant
Trinidy McMahon .... key set production assistant: second unit
Matthew Monaco .... additional set production assistant
Gideon Moncrieffe .... additional set production assistant
Ali Moussavi .... office production assistant
Kory O'Donnell .... production office coordinator
Paul Pangman .... production office intern
Kikuyo Polk .... accounting assistant
Minico Roberts .... accountant filer
Allison Robin .... product placement coordinator
Vernon Rodriguez .... parking coordinator
Sarah Rubenstein .... production accountant
Brendan K. Russell .... office production assistant (as Brendan Russell)
David Henry Schneider .... assistant: Mr. Dern
Otto Stockmeier .... location intern: New York City
Amy Teitter .... additional location production assistant
Nicole Tripp .... additional location production assistant
Adam Watt .... office production assistant
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
Steven Yap .... set production intern
 
Thanks
Tiffany Bartok .... special thanks
Jeremy Davidson .... special thanks
Leo Redgate .... special thanks
Nicole Signore .... additional thanks
 

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Rated R for some language and sexual material involving a teen
Runtime:
86 min | Germany:100 min (European Film Market)
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Marg:Hello rock star.
Georgia:You like it?
Marg:Your mama's gonna kill me.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Very good but had the potential to be great!, 31 October 2009
Author: BernardoPinto from Portugal

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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