The Cake Eaters

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Loaded with potentially maudlin material, Mary Stuart Masterson’s directorial debut turns out to be an economical, affecting slice of small-town naturalism. Suffering from a neuromuscular disease and unsure how much time she has left, 15-year-old Georgia (Twilight’s Stewart) determines to lose her virginity to the socially inept Beagle (Stanford), a cafeteria worker at her high school. The Cake Eaters hits a lot of familiar notes—timing is everything, happiness is fleeting, etc.—but the movie is not without its share of old-fashioned cinematic virtues.

Release details

Rated: NR
Release date: Friday March 13 2009
Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mary Stuart Masterson
Screenwriter: Jayce Bartok
Cast: Aaron Stanford
Kristen Stewart
Bruce Dern
Elizabeth Ashley
Talia Balsam
Jesse L Martin
Miriam Shor
Melissa Leo
Jayce Bartok
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