The Cake Eaters

The Cake Eaters

The Cake Eaters

This oddball romantic-drama is set in rural upstate New York. It's ensemble cast features Twilight's Kristen Stewart with a critically acclaimed performance. 

Easy (screen-veteran Bruce Dern) recently lost his wife to cancer and lives with his not-too-bright son, Beagle (Aaron Stanford). His other son, Guy (screenwriter Jayce Bartok) returns unannounced after three years in the city failing to become a rock star. Beagle, who tended their mother throughout her long illness, cannot forgive Guy for abandoning her. On the posh side of town lives Georgia (Stewart), a young beauty with Friedriech's Ataxia - a degenerative nervous disease. When Georgia meets Beagle at a flea market, his matter-of-fact acceptance of her physical handicap (she shakes and cannot walk unassisted) mark him as her chosen initiator into the mysteries of sex. But in Beagle's gentle awkwardness, Georgia gets far more than she bargained for.

200795 minsUSA
DramaRomance

Streaming (1 Providers)

The Cake Eaters / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A vibrant, unpretentious small-town tale.

Full review
The New York Times

The New York Times

Superior acting elevates a small, overcrowded ensemble piece set in rural upstate New York into something a little deeper and truer than the mawkish disease-of-the-week movie it threatens to become.

Full review
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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.

Full review
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

What eventuates is among the most heartwarming 90 minutes you will see in a long time.

Full review
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

There's a certain theatricality to the opening stanzas, but as the film finds its rhythm, the lives of these two families intersect in unexpected ways. The result is a charming indie ensemble drama of the kind the Americans can - but seldom do - make so well.

Full review
Newshub

Newshub

The Cake Eaters is a welcome gem amongst all the big-ticket releases this holiday season.

Full review
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

Full review