The Cake Eaters
The Cake Eaters (2007)

Actress Mary Stuart Masterson makes her feature directorial debut with this drama detailing the manner in which three generations of men deal with the death of the family matriarch. Evicted from his New York City apartment, starving… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 29, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though light on theme and craftsmanship, The Cake Eaters relies on fine performances and brisk direction to provide an affecting tale of small-town life.

Michael Esposito
Chicago Tribune

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.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I think there is a future in directing for Mary Stewart Masterson.

MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[W]hat seems at first like a lean, spare psychic space in which much is left unspoken swells to burn white-hot.

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Erin Meister
Boston Globe

There are only so many story threads an ensemble cast can hold.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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.

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Jason McKiernan

formulaic tripe, catharsis-by-the-numbers.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Stand out performances, interesting character dynamic but overall, kind of a flat film that really doesn't have you too emotionally invested.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
I think Kristen Stewart played her role great.. never seen her do this kind of acting before and I thought she did a great job.
Alice Shen
Very strong performances and beautiful silent moments. I hear Kristen Stewart received accolades for her portrayal, and while she's good, she's not… More
familiar stranger
The Cake Eaters: Yet another flick that showcases that Stewart is barely half as blessed in acting (Yeah, she sucks here too. Just because she gets to play an… More
Daniel Perry
Heartfelt story that's - aside from Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern - rather poorly acted and kind of boring. Not a terrible movie, but nothing special… More
jay nixon
Dull drama. Kristen Stewart has almost no screen presence and since hers is the main story there is not much to hold the viewer's interest. The only… More
Nicki Marie
Liked this. Kristin Stewart plays a terminally ill character and gets away from her cute girl image. Nice little story about a few different families in a… More