The Casserole Club (2011)

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This searing period drama from director Steve Balderson takes place in a 1960s suburb. It begins on a relatively light note, as a group of housewives form a recipe club and hold dinners with their husbands, competing with one another to make the most enjoyable casserole. The mood turns more sobering, however, when competition devolves into flirtation and kinkiness that strip bare all social pretenses and threaten to rip the fast friends apart for good. Kevin Scott Richardson, Susan Traylor and Daniela Sea co-star.
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Drama
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Cast

Daniela Sea
as Jerome Holleran
Susan Traylor
as Sugar Bainbridge
Jane Wiedlin
as Marjorie Lavon
Michael Maize
as Max Beedum
Garrett Swann
as Sterling Bloom
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Critic Reviews for The Casserole Club

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Full Review… | January 21, 2013
Film Threat

...a comedy that feasts on the cultural touchstones of the time (including pastels, cocktails, ball clocks, and really tight clothing) while exposing its hypocrisies.

Full Review… | December 2, 2012
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Audience Reviews for The Casserole Club

½

This film is a guilty pleasure of mine. It's about the era of "swinging" and the neighbors who get together and find themselves in "the swing" and the aftermath of their actions. There is one particular group of neighbors who are the protagonists who love that lifestyle getting the others more and more into it until everything hits the fan and the fun is over after things go too far and how to deal with it in the standard of their time. Sex? Yep- group, gay and straight. Also amusing to see them amazed over condensed soup which is where the whole casserole craze seemed to come from, flying hair, and eyebrows on a tree and the nostalgic feel of the whole thing. Substance wise there isn't much there and you feel like a voyeur but nonetheless you compare their society's standards vs. current standards. It's hard to rate but overall the characters were so collectively unlikable that I just can't rate it higher.

Kristi Moore
Kristi Moore
½

The Casserole Club offers a bizarre, compelling, and ultimately fascinating ride through the outwardly pretty yet-horrific lives of "normal people". Come to see Daniela Sea in outfits that would make Cher blush, stay for the surprisingly deep analysis of suburban hell.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Sort of like a plagiarized version of Ang Lee's 1997 classic, The Ice Storm or the fabulous 2008 TV series Swingtown...but not quite as good as either and with the set design and costuming waaaaaaay overdone.

Nancy Scott
Nancy Scott

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