The Cake Eaters Reviews

November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
April 10, 2009
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.
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 23, 2009
I think there is a future in directing for Mary Stewart Masterson.
March 18, 2009
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.
March 13, 2009
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.
March 13, 2009
Superior acting elevates a small, overcrowded ensemble piece set in rural upstate New York into something a little deeper.
March 12, 2009
The Cake Eaters is a bland ensemble drama with an unremarkable script.
March 12, 2009
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.
Top Critic
March 11, 2009
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.
March 10, 2009
As we fade out with Easy and sons bonding over steak and beers, our cockles are warmed -- the movie forgotten.
April 29, 2007