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‘Sitting in Bars with Cake’ Prime Video Movie Review - Exploits Cancer for Cheap Emotional Manipulation

Based on the story of a woman who tried to find love by bringing cakes to bars, the film is a disappointing mix of unrealistic plot, bland characters, and corny jokes.

Arpita Mondal - Sat, 09 Sep 2023 01:30:46 +0100 1860 Views
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Sitting in Bars with Cake is a new Prime movie about two best friends, Jane and Corinne, who bond over their shared love of cake. When Corinne is diagnosed with cancer, Jane vows to be by her side every step of the way. The two women spend their days sitting in bars, eating cake, and talking about life.


The movie is directed by Trish Sie, who is known for her work on music videos and the Pitch Perfect franchise. She brings a colorful and energetic style to the movie, using vibrant costumes, catchy songs, and creative camera angles. The movie also features some delicious-looking cakes that will make your mouth water.


Sitting in Bars with Cake’ is a comedy-drama that follows two best friends who come up with an unconventional plan to socialize. Jane is a shy and nerdy mailroom clerk who loves baking but hates dating. Corinne convinces Jane to join her in an experiment: they will target different types of men in Los Angeles by bringing cakes to themed bars, hoping to attract some attention and maybe even love. However, their friendship is tested when Corinne is diagnosed with brain cancer and has to undergo chemotherapy. The film explores how Jane and Corinne cope with the challenges of illness, career, and family, while still pursuing their dreams and happiness.


The movie starts off strong, with the two friends' friendship being portrayed in a heartwarming and realistic way. The film does a good job of capturing the ups and downs of their relationship, as well as the challenges of dealing with cancer. However, the movie loses its way in the second half. The plot becomes increasingly predictable and the characters' motivations become unclear. The film also suffers from some pacing issues, with some scenes feeling unnecessarily drawn out.


My biggest criticism of the movie is the way it handles the topic of cancer. The film is clearly trying to be a heartwarming story about friendship and love, but it ends up feeling more like a manipulative tear-jerker. The cancer diagnosis is used as a plot device to create cheap emotional moments, and the film never really explores the true impact of cancer on the characters.


Another issue I had with the movie is the characters. Jane and Corinne are both underdeveloped and one-dimensional. They're basically just archetypes of the "good friend" and the "sick person." There's no real depth to their personalities, and it's hard to care about them as characters.


The film also makes some questionable choices in terms of its tone. The film tries to be both funny and serious, but it never really finds the right balance. This leads to some scenes that feel unintentionally funny or unintentionally sad.


I was disappointed with Sitting in Bars with Cake. It had the potential to be a moving and heartwarming story about friendship and cancer, but it ultimately fell flat. The film is too predictable, too manipulative, too underdeveloped, and too tonally inconsistent to be truly effective.


If you're looking for a cheap movie for spending a boring period, then Sitting in Bars with Cake might be the one for you. But if you're looking for a movie that will stay with you long after you've seen it, then I would recommend looking elsewhere.


In addition to the criticisms I mentioned above, I also found the film's ending to be unsatisfying. The film builds up to a big emotional moment, but it ultimately feels anticlimactic. The film also leaves a lot of questions unanswered, which is frustrating for the viewer.


Final Score – [3/10]
Reviewed by - Arpita Mondal
Follow @ArpitaMond33387 on Twitter
Publisher at Midgard Times

 

 

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