The Cake Eaters Synopsis
Two families must heal old wounds.
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Chicago Tribune

In her first feature film, Masterson creates a slice of life that is very believable (especially if you've ever seen "The Jerry Springer...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
With so much junk cluttering movie houses, it is a shame that it took two years for this sweet, intelligent drama to get a release before...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Masterson, like many actors, is an assured director even in her debut; working with her brother Pete as cinematographer, she creates a...
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By Ronnie Scheib
A vibrant, unpretentious small-town tale.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This is not, frankly, a movie you'll remember long after you see it. But it has just enough moments of genuine intimacy to indicate that...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Superior acting elevates a small, overcrowded ensemble piece set in rural upstate New York into something a little deeper and truer than...
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Village Voice

There's no kind of wonderful in Mary Stuart Masterson's directorial debut, yet however slight her ensemble drama--about two distressed...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
The story is certainly predictable, but it contains just enough conflict and drama to engage the viewer.
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Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
Jayce Bartok--who plays Stanford's irresponsible musician brother--wrote the screenplay, whose central story of doomed young love gets lost...
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Los Angeles Times

A bland ensemble drama with an unremarkable script that somehow inspired actress Mary Stuart Masterson to make her feature-directing debut....
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Award worthy performance by Kristen Stewart

By 3boys4jmj
While Kristen Stewart's recent fame in Twilight has made her acting skills the target of many critics' knives, this portrayal of a physically handicapped girl falling in love for the first time is...

Great story, I thought there should have been a longer ending

By crazymo77
I loved the the story and the girl did a great job acting. i think the ending was too abrupt though....

The Cake Eaters

By strifskin
I thought the movie was a bit slow and predictable. They tried too hard to cover 3 love stories and story of family closeness in too little time. The characters could have been developed better,...


By alexnbill
Kristen Sterwart gives an AMAZING performance! It was heart warming and funny....

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Rated R | For some language and sexual material inv a teen