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THE CAKE EATERS (2008)

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• "A dynamite performance by Kristen Stewart..." Variety • "Immensely likable..." The New York Observer • "Convincing in its genuine sweetness..." Village Voice • "4 ½ Stars... Kristen Stewart is heroic..." Orlando Weekly • "Superior acting..." The New York Times • "Sweet, intelligent drama..." New York Post • "Stewart plays the part of a teenage girl coping with a terminal disease so convincingly, you never see the actress in her. It's a performance so painful and so real that I'm surprised her name hasn't come up in award conversations." Cinematical


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Catalogue No. ACC0128
SRP A$19.95
APN 9333723001285
DVD Release Date 25 Nov 2009
Director Mary Stuart Masterson
Producer --
Cast Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Adventureland), Aaron Stanford, Melissa Leo (Frozen River), Bruce Dern, Jesse L Martin (Law & Order)
Genre Romantic Drama
Rating M (Mature themes, sexual references and coarse language)
Run Time 85 mins
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language English
Special Features -Cast Interviews -Behind the Scenes -Deleted Scenes
Quotes • "A dynamite performance by Kristen Stewart..." Variety • "Immensely likable..." The New York Observer • "Convincing in its genuine sweetness..." Village Voice • "4 ½ Stars... Kristen Stewart is heroic..." Orlando Weekly • "Superior acting..." The New York Times • "Sweet, intelligent drama..." New York Post • "Stewart plays the part of a teenage girl coping with a terminal disease so convincingly, you never see the actress in her. It's a performance so painful and so real that I'm surprised her name hasn't come up in award conversations." Cinematical
Awards • Tribeca Film Festival 2008 – Official Selection • Ashland Independent Film Festival (2008): - Audience Award: Best Dramatic Feature (Mary Stuart Masterson) • Stony Brook Film Festival (2008):- Best Feature (Mary Stuart Masterson) • Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (2007): - People's Choice Award: Best American Indie (Mary Stuart Masterson)

Synopsis
Award-winning actress Mary Stuart Masterson makes her feature film directorial debut with this quirky, romantic drama starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Adventureland) which explores the lives of two interconnected families as they confront old ghosts and discover love in the face of devastating loss.

Beagle Kimbrough (Aaron Stanford) and his father, Easy (Bruce Dern), are still grieving over the recent loss of their family matriarch. Timid and introverted, Beagle never left home, instead remaining in this small town to care for his ailing mother. Out of the blue, the older Kimbrough brother Guy (Jayce Bartok) returns home after a lengthy stint in New York City pursuing his career as a musician; he is embraced by his father, but not by his brother. One day at the town flea market, Beagle meets 15-year-old Georgia Kaminski (Kristen Stewart), who has a terminal neuromuscular disease and is desperately trying to break free of her overprotective and overbearing mother. Meanwhile, Guy attempts to make amends with his ex-fiancée (Miriam Shor), but he has more than just one unfinished chapter to confront. Guy is still facing Beagle's contempt for his absence in their mother's final days. Masterson unravels the intimate secrets and tensions coursing through these relationships, ably capturing quiet nuances as the outstanding cast emotes the unspoken truths between their finely drawn characters.

Award-winning and critically acclaimed, THE CAKE EATERS is intricately woven, powerfully poignant and features a knockout performance by Kristen Stewart amongst a stellar ensemble cast.
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