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Mayor Cupcake (2011)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 19 July 2011 (USA)
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A hard-working cupcake maker is inadvertently elected mayor of a small town burdened with debt. Uneducated, she relies on her street smarts to clean up the town.

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Alex Pires
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lea Thompson ... Mary Maroni
Judd Nelson ... Donald Maroni
Dorian Harewood ... Albert Peach
Frankie Faison ... Lenny Davis
Zoey Deutch ... Lana Maroni
Madelyn Deutch ... Anita Maroni
Gavin DeGraw ... Himself
Greta Van Susteren Greta Van Susteren ... Herself
Michael Petted ... Quail
Peter Patrikios Peter Patrikios ... Greg Grundle
Scott Boulware Scott Boulware ... Town Clerk Pete
Peter Schmitz Peter Schmitz ... Black Bart
Thomas J. McCarthy Thomas J. McCarthy ... Mayor Bloodworth (as Tom McCarthy)
Lexy Rutt Lexy Rutt ... Tanya Maroni
Buck Schirner Buck Schirner ... Jimmy
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A hard-working cupcake maker is inadvertently elected mayor of a small town burdened with debt. Uneducated, she relies on her street smarts to clean up the town.

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It takes a family to save a village. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muffin polgármester See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeville, Delaware, USA See more »

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Highway One Pictures See more »
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Lea Thompson's two daughters, Zoey Deutch and Madelyn Deutch, play her daughters in this movie. See more »

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This film is dedicated to Mary C. Pires... the inspiration for Mary Maroni. See more »

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Written & Performed by Madelyn Deutch
Courtesy of Madelyn Deutch Publishing (ASCAP)
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Bridgeport or Wasila?
2 December 2011 | by MahtoskaSee all my reviews

Mayor Cupcake is the tale of a baker who, through a series of unexpected and unwelcome events, becomes mayor of a small town.

The film has a couple of surprises. Leah Thompson is in the title role and works wonderfully as the quintessential girl next door, but that's no surprise, she's always been the all-American girl. One of the surprises is that both of her own real-life daughters are in this film as her own daughters. Another surprise is that Judd Nelson (Suddenly Susan, Breakfast Club) plays her policeman husband. The twist in this surprise is that one of their daughters is in a band that, at one part of the movie is playing and updated version of "Don't you forget about Me" (from the Breakfast Club!)

From a story telling perspective, as another reviewer suggests the movie works as a rather loose parable for contemporary politics; specifically in regards to Sarah Palin (who as a small town mayor and then as governor proved adept at taking on corrupt politicians and good ol' boy networks) and her Fox News pal Greta Van Susterin who make a cameo (as herself) in this movie. There are a couple of other minor surprise but I won't spoil those.

The movie was enjoyable as Leah Thompson is always fun to watch (and quite honestly would be a great choice to play Sarah Palin in a bio-pic) and the movie serves as an inspiration and a warning to fight the good fight but beware of the (personal) costs. That said, just sit back and enjoy!


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