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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.

Writer:

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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Trivia

Melissa Leo and Kristen Stewart starred together again in Welcome to The Riley's along with the late, great James Gandolfini. 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?
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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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 »

Soundtracks

Cold in the Country
Written by Erik Jordan and Samuel Markus
Performed by The Rosewood Thieves
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delicate, touching and feel-good drama
23 November 2011 | by yris2002See all my reviews

"The cake eaters" is above all a picture with characters full of humanity, and the merit has to be given to the screenwriter, who offered intense and heartful dialogues, as well as to the director, who was able to guide a talented cast, as to convey the depth of their dramatic roles, without ever making them sound pathetic or unnecessarily melodramatic. There's a strong dignity in each of the characters, each one having to come to terms with old unsolved issues and relationships. The theme of love, at every age, at every stage, in every form is unraveled with a strong consciousness of all the single and unique problems, difficulties, but also positive involvement, that each single story may carry. I loved the touching story between Georgia and "Beagle", as it shows such delicacy, although facing complicated issues, such as disability and virginity. But in general, all the themes of the movie, from love to loss, to death, betrayal, seem to be treated with such tact,with such a sympathetic attitude towards the frailty of human beings, that also the overall sense of drama is softened, and a final sense of peace and relief is to be appreciated. A drama capable of making you feel good, a rare cinema experience.


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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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| (European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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