The Cake Eaters
The death of the Kimbrough family matriarch affects the three male survivors of the clan. Widower Easy (Bruce Dern) tries to reconnect with his old flame, Marg (Elizabeth Ashley). Eldest son and struggling musician Guy (Jayce Bartok) moves back to town, feeling guilty that he missed the funeral. His brother, Beagle (Aaron Stanford), who was his mother's caretaker, falls for Marg's granddaughter, Georgia (Kristen Stewart), a chronically ill girl who fears her time is growing short.
- Stars:Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis, Shane Richie, Elizabeth Ashley, Jayce Bartok, Bruce Dern, Miriam Shor, Aaron Stanford, Kristen Stewart, Talia Balsam, Tom Cavanagh, Melissa Leo, Jesse L. Martin, Avery Rak, Andrew George Jr., Dan McCabe, Conor Romero, Jeffrey Spiegel,
- Director:Mary Stuart Masterson,
- Writer:Jayce Bartok (screenplay)
Two families are brought together by the return of one family's son -- a reunion that conjures up old ghosts and issues that must be addressed. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Cake Eaters torrent reviews
(es) wrote: I wannansee this movie solo bad
(ru) wrote: The patient camera in this film serves to build both suspense and a sense of the poetic. Director Haroun offsets his characters from the bland settings with colorful clothing and the floods of emotion running just below the surface. And the film goes beyond the comparatively simple and more popular question of the validity of war on to the subtler and more complex question of how to live as neighbors with the former opposition. The conclusion is beautifully enigmatic.
(it) wrote: *** out of **** It may not have the best story, or the best characters, or the best of anything; but I still found myself admiring Fabrice Du Welz's "Calvaire" a whole lot, and consistently to boot. This is one of those films that tries hard enough to succeed, in spite of its shortcomings (and I assure you, there are many), and the end result will either repulse you with its "awfulness" or surprise you with how genuine it is. A lot of loving craft went into the picture and I respect that; it all pays off. Welz has made a chilling thriller that truly aims to distress its audience. At this point, it isn't a matter of how much you love or hate the movie; it's how disturbed you are. Normally, I wouldn't like this approach, but there's something about the way in which Welz goes about staging all three acts of his film. It's the story of pop singer Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas) who is leaving a show at a retirement home when his car breaks down somewhere deep in the woods; and he finds himself stranded there, searching for help. Eventually, it comes his way in the form of a strange man searching for a lost man; and it is this same kind but quirky guy that leads Marc to an Inn not far from where his car remains. The Inn is run by a man named Bartel (Jackie Berroyer); who appears kindly, or at least kindly enough to tow Marc's car to the premises and attempt to fix it up a bit. Marc stays a few days; a few nights. Bartel is comforting and nice; but there's work to be done. The car needs repairing, and so do Marc's emotions, which are in a tangle. To ease himself of this burden, he takes walks around the local and surrounding areas; troubled only by an instant in which Bartel warned him of a nearby village - telling him never to approach it. When Marc fails to listen and makes his way to the village regardless of Bartel's warnings; there is a dramatic turning point for the story that comes in the form of a scene depicting ritual-like bestiality between man and pig. Oh, and that's just the beginning of the weirdness that is soon to unfold. The story keeps getting stranger...and stranger...and oddly, a little more complex; as it goes on, of course. Since I'm hoping that a good few of you reading are curious about the film and wish to pursue and ultimately see it, I will not go any further in describing the story; because going further would mean spoiling a lot of the nasty surprises present throughout the remaining portion of the story. I like this movie because it does not cheat its audience. There's always a foreboding feeling of dread from the minute Marc hops in his van and hits the road; and Welz is very peculiar in how he builds suspense. He builds it through characters, dialogue, location, visual style, the off-kilter lack of a musical score, and horrors that have yet to reveal themselves. This is not - and I repeat, NOT - a horror movie; but more-so a quiet, deceptive, engaging thriller that does indeed have some thrills, some chills, and some scares. This is a film that makes its mystery known before it's even revealed; yet it's made with such taste and style that we don't call it "cheap" or "disappointing". Or maybe that's just me being opinionated; because I'm told that not everyone respected the ordeal while it lasted. While I'm kind of sad that this isn't a great film; I'm also glad that it isn't a bad one either. I imagine that it could have been better had it have been given a stronger opening scene (it begins with Marc singing to some old people; there were probably many other mapped-out choices in terms of how to begin the film, and I'm sure they were all better than the final pick) and more interesting, multi-dimensional characters. However, it's got enough genuine tension and skill put into it that I can push those things aside and recommend it to those willing to trudge through some thick, thick muck. In a perfect world, we wouldn't have to live with movies like "Wolf Creek" and "August Underground". But this is not a perfect world, and therefore the sick, perverted bastards behind such exploitative garbage are allowed to run wild in order to freely express their "art". The primary reason why I enjoyed "Calvaire" is because it's just as disturbing as the said films; yet it doesn't provoke disgust out of what we see. Rather, it's all atmosphere, tension, and build-up; something that those repulsive, sick insults to cinema lack. And if I had to choose how I'd want to be disturbed, I'd choose a film like "Calvaire" over some torture porn feature any given day of the week.
(gb) wrote: This is a film that could have (and should have) been so much better. The premise was intriguing but there wasn't enough substance to sustain the plot for the entirety
(kr) wrote: A HBO TV-movie said to be inspired by true events during the Sarajevo war in 1992. A bit too plain & cliche as for the narrative itself.
(de) wrote: Only suburbia can bring so much chaos.
(mx) wrote: Somewhat minor and rushed - nowhere near as good as Siegel's classic or Kaufman's superior 1978 remake - Ferrara's gooey-effects driven version is still entertaining, with it's cheap, trashy sensibility.
(au) wrote: Re-watching Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate) is yet another powerful trip down cinematic memory lane. I love this film, which illustrates the importance of being true to one(TM)s self and desires, especially when in contexts where narrow notions of identity, sexuality, and patriotism are imagined and enforced. Fresa y Chocolate also proves the value of dialogue imbued with a willingness to love, empathize, and agree to disagree in central arguments such as mistakes aren(TM)t the revolution, they are part of the revolution,? but equally who pays for the mistakes??
(ca) wrote: Would definitely have benefited from longer takes during key action sequences
(au) wrote: Three average short stories and one great one featuring Emilio Estevez as JJ Cooney, a teen bent on getting to level 13 of the Bishop of Battle arcade game. Rumours say a guy from Jersey made it there twice. Classic 80's material.
(au) wrote: I love Patrick Deweare, shame is dead, and gerard Depardieu was so young
(au) wrote: Dean Martin returns as Matt Helm, professional photographer and super-spy, with his 'distinguishing feature' (a drink in his hand) in tow. Plenty of innuendo, lots of goofy humor, and a hovercraft chase make this another fun outing for this series. Karl Malden is a riot as the supervillain, and Ann-Margret is very cute as the swinging young girl from the disco. Not quite as much fun as the first film, but still enjoyable.
(ru) wrote: Visually stunning and its influence is clear on Woody Allen, David Bowie and others. A mad fantasy but time has passed and the pupil (Allen) in my opinion outclasses his master.
(es) wrote: See a Dude take a bath, and an icon rub a feather (the wrong way).
(au) wrote: I liked it. The kid was a bulldog. Never gave up.