Friday, September 20, 2013

Cake (2005)

Number Rolled: 13
Movie Name/Year: Cake (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 94 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Writer: Tassie Cameron
Actors: Heather Graham, David Sutcliffe, Taye Diggs, Sandra Oh, Keram Malicki – Sanchez, Cheryl Hines, Bruce Gray, Sarah Chalke, Sabrina Grdevich, Michael McMurtry, Amy Price-Francis, Reagan Pasternak, Jefferson Brown, Suzanne Cyr,

Pippa is a travel writer. She spends her time bungee jumping, running with the bulls, sky-diving, whatever she comes across. The freedom of the single traveler calls to her and she avoids anything that might tie her down. On a trip home, to go to a friend’s wedding, she learns that her father is sick and having trouble with one of his businesses. When she agrees to fill-in, she finds herself editing a wedding magazine.

This was a romantic comedy that was just like every other romantic comedy, except it had a little edge. I don’t mind recipe movies, as I’ve said quite a bit, but if you’re going with a recipe as simple and well known as this kind of rom-com, you’ve got to have something extra to make the movie stand out against the thousands of others. Despite the slight edge to it, this movie didn’t really have that extra. It gets lost among the mediocre films that make up the majority of the genre. That doesn’t mean it was a bad film, it just wasn’t good, either.

If the story had taken a slightly more interesting turn at the end or involved a few more unanticipated moments throughout, it might have been fantastic. All the actors were amazing in their parts; Heather Graham, David Sutcliffe, Taye Diggs, there’s really no going wrong with them. With a better script/story they would have elevated this movie to great heights.

Basically, it was a typical Romantic Comedy that wasn’t great, but watchable.

Overall Opinion – 2.5/5

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