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The Cake Eaters Reviews

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Jason McKiernan
Filmcritic.com

formulaic tripe, catharsis-by-the-numbers.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 17, 2009
Michael Esposito
Chicago Tribune
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2009
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The Cake Eaters mistakes characters and story quirks for character and story development.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

April 9, 2009
Stan Hall
Oregonian

The story is so wispy that it feels only half-written; basically, nothing much happens here. Not a total washout, but it seems more like a TV movie.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

March 27, 2009
Erin Meister
Boston Globe
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There are only so many story threads an ensemble cast can hold.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

March 27, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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Stand out performances, interesting character dynamic but overall, kind of a flat film that really doesn't have you too emotionally invested.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

March 23, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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I think there is a future in directing for Mary Stewart Masterson.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

March 23, 2009
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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These are people whose company you enjoy, in good times and bad. Taking place over a short period of time, it's a small slice of life, yes. But as the title implies, it's a tasty one as well.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

March 18, 2009
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

As directing debuts from actors and actresses go, Masterson's falls somewhere on the upper-end of the middle, a better-than-respectable effort given the difficulty of the material and the constraints of the budget.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 16, 2009
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Pleasant, low-key drama about two small-town families with secrets. Though familiar in many respects, Mary Stuart Masterson's feature directorial debut has a quiet charm.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 16, 2009
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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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 heading for DVD. But such is the sad state of the movie business.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 13, 2009
Marcy Dermansky
About.com

Kristen Stewart is lovely, as is Masterson's beautifully crafted first film.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 4/5

March 13, 2009
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Superior acting elevates a small, overcrowded ensemble piece set in rural upstate New York into something a little deeper.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 13, 2009
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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The Cake Eaters is a bland ensemble drama with an unremarkable script.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 12, 2009
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

A small movie in every way, but solidly crafted and respectably acted.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 12, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 12, 2009
Joshua Land
Time Out New York
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Loaded with potentially maudlin material, Mary Stuart Masterson's directorial debut turns out to be an economical, affecting slice of small-town naturalism.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

March 11, 2009
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The Cake Eaters is a small but rewarding slice of realism that is a nice antidote to the surfeit of slasher movies that have been polluting the ozone lately.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

March 11, 2009
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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As we fade out with Easy and sons bonding over steak and beers, our cockles are warmed -- the movie forgotten.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 10, 2009
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Masterson draws beautifully modulated performances from her strong ensemble cast ... It balances sweetness and sadness without ever leaning too heavily on either quality.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

March 10, 2009
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