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Cake (2005)

A travel writer (Graham) who begrudgingly assumes control of her father's wedding magazine finds the new experience might just change her take on love.

Director:

Nisha Ganatra

Writer:

Tassie Cameron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Pippa McGee
David Sutcliffe ... Ian
Taye Diggs ... Hemingway Jones
Sandra Oh ... Lulu
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Frank
Cheryl Hines ... Roxanne
Bruce Gray Bruce Gray ... Malcolm McGee
Sarah Chalke ... Jane
Sabrina Grdevich ... Rachel
Michael McMurtry ... Luke
Amy Price-Francis ... Sasha
Reagan Pasternak ... Sydney
Jefferson Brown ... Clifford
Suzanne Cyr ... Suzanne
Frank Chiesurin ... Chad
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Storyline

After eight years globetrotting as a travel writer, a family emergency puts Pippa McGee in the editor's chair at Wedding Bells, the magazine she'd be least-likely to read. She's a self-described slut who doesn't see the value of marriage much less the point of weddings and wedding magazines. For her first issue, she tries edgy and iconoclastic. Can she pull it off? Meanwhile, the gulf between herself and her father impedes her work and her personal life, and her mistrust of commitment is tested by her involvement with a photographer named Hemingway and her interactions with Ian, her father's second-in-command. Is there a Mr. Darcy for this Miss Bennett, a Benedict for this Beatrice? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Love... A Piece Of Cake? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site | TVA/Canoe [Canada]

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Bodas por encargo See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$285,406
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1.85 : 1
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Director Nisha Ganatra was hired to direct this film with strict adherence to the script by Tassie Cameron. The Producer, Miranda DePencier hired Tassie to write and developed this story based on her own life experience. See more »

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The plane that was used at the start of the movie to skydive out of, was registered in the US (registration starts with N), despite being set in Spain. See more »

Quotes

Pippa McGee: Lulu, I offered to edit a bridal magazine. It's a shrine to commitment, and I'm a slut!
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References Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Tonight
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Performed by Johnny Favourite
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weak execution of nothing rom-com
20 January 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Pippa McGee (Heather Graham) is a globe-trotting travel writer. She comes home to be her friend Jane's bridesmaid along with best friend Lulu (Sandra Oh). When her father has a heart attack, she has to take over his magazine Wedding Bells. It's the last magazine she's likely to read and she dismisses marriage. She has a love triangle with photographer Hemingway Jones (Taye Diggs) and her father's right hand man Ian Grey (David Sutcliffe).

This feels and looks more like a TV movie. The bridal magazine world looks unreal. Heather Graham is not good rom-com material. She's flailing around in this movie. None of it is funny. The romantic chemistry isn't there. This is the most disappointing because these are really beautiful human specimens. This is a traditional rom-com done poorly.


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