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Cupcakes (2015)



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CUPCAKES (Comedy/Musical) Directed by Eytan Fox (The Bubble, Yossi & Jagger, Yossi). Set in contemporary Tel Aviv, six diverse best friends gather to watch the wildly popular UniverSong competition. Appalled by the Israeli entry, they decide to create their own and record it on a mobile phone. Unbeknownst to them, their performance is seen by the UniverSong judges and selected as Israel's entry for next year's competition. With a soundtrack provided by Babydaddy from Scissor Sisters, this hilarious comedy is a refreshing ode to music and friendship. Official Selection: Inside Out Toronto, Miami LGBT Film Festival, Outfest. (C) Strand Releasing

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Though the comic confection's clunky moments keep it from achieving soufflé delicacy, its bright zingers and seamless fantasy sequences amp the playfulness, and the mostly unforced performances complement the production's cartoonish exuberance.

April 3, 2015 | Full Review…

This candy-coated confection is so irresistible that you're captivated by its sentiment even as you acknowledge its manipulations.

March 26, 2015 | Full Review…

If this Semitic "Strictly Ballroom" and its campy, colorful characters (including a hummus baron!) don't win you over, you may want to check your pulse.

March 25, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fox infuses Cupcakes with Ofer's can-do optimism, where the power of song can overcome any personal or professional strife.

March 24, 2015 | Full Review…

The story soon gives way to characters kvetching about romance and the working world, their sentiments recycled from the director's other movies.

September 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Israeli helmer Eytan Fox's candy-colored musical is an endearingly goofy celebration of the right to be yourself.

April 28, 2014 | Full Review…

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