The Cake Eaters Reviews

November 17, 2011
April 17, 2009
formulaic tripe, catharsis-by-the-numbers.
April 9, 2009
The Cake Eaters mistakes characters and story quirks for character and story development.
March 27, 2009
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.
March 27, 2009
There are only so many story threads an ensemble cast can hold.
March 23, 2009
Stand out performances, interesting character dynamic but overall, kind of a flat film that really doesn't have you too emotionally invested.
March 12, 2009
The Cake Eaters is a bland ensemble drama with an unremarkable script.
March 10, 2009
As we fade out with Easy and sons bonding over steak and beers, our cockles are warmed -- the movie forgotten.
March 9, 2009
In The Cake Eaters, first-time filmmaker Mary Stuart Masterson and screenwriter Jayce Bartok attempt to pack a miniseries's worth of familial drama into an 85-minute running time.