Friday, November 13, 2009

The Cake Eaters

Guy (Jayce Bartok) returns to his family on the death of mother. His father and  welcome him back with reluctant happiness. His brother, Beagle (Aaron Stanford) meets him with restrained hostility. Soon skeletons in the closets start to rattle as the three men get tangled up in love. Kristen Stewart  plays Beagle's terminally ill love interest with a desperation that is startling. The melancholy of her situation deeply reflected in the endless depth of her eyes. A film that gently wanders around the various inter personal relationships just as an observer  while never passing judgment.

Rating: * * +

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