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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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Love is the frosting. 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

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

Marg: Hey Ease, I want to ask you something. Did you notice anything funny about the way your son was looking at my Georgia today?
Easy: Beagle? Oh, no m'am, that's just Beagle. He has absolutely no game in that area, trust me.
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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

Nocturne Op. 37, No. 1
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Rachel Z. (as Rachel Z) of Dept. of Good and Evil
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User Reviews

 
Anyone can relate to this movie.
16 October 2011 | by Hesse-02See all my reviews

We watched this movie with a group of friends. Mainly I was watching to see Bruce Dern, whom I think is phenomenal and whose biography I had just finished reading.

What really surprised me was the beauty and sentiment in this film. Kristen Stewart I have to say was amazing! The story was amazing! Bruce Dern was utterly believable as usual. The direction from Mary Stuart Masterson, though she could have toned down Elizabeth Ashley's acting just a tad, was really wonderful.

We all ended up giving this sweet film a enthusiastic thumbs up. It's about relationships, death of a parent, break up's, hook up's, parent/child relationships and all that goes into life. The Cake Eaters. Have you cake and eat it too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Catskill, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,820
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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