• The Cake Eaters (2009)

The Cake Eaters

Release Date: March 13th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 24th, 2009

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

The death of the Kimbrough family matriarch affects the three male survivors of the clan. Widower Easy (Bruce Dern) tries to reconnect with his old flame, Marg (Elizabeth Ashley). Eldest son and struggling musician Guy (Jayce Bartok) moves back to town, feeling guilty that he missed the funeral. His brother, Beagle (Aaron Stanford), who was his mother's caretaker, falls for Marg's granddaughter, Georgia (Kristen Stewart), a chronically ill girl who fears her time is growing short.

Cast: Elizabeth Ashley, Talia Balsam, Jayce Bartok, Bruce Dern, Kristen Stewart, Aaron Stanford, Tom Cavanagh, Melissa Leo

Director: Mary Stuart Masterson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The 7th Floor

Keywords: Heartwarming, Brother, Charming, Growing up, Forbidden love, Transformation, Pursuit, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Richard James HavisThe Hollywood Reporter

    The story is certainly predictable, but it contains just enough conflict and drama to engage the viewer. show more

  • 75
    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 Show") and often endearing. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Masterson, like many actors, is an assured director even in her debut; working with her brother Pete as cinematographer, she creates a spell and a tenderness and pushes exactly as far as this story should go. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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