Sitting in Bars With Cake isn’t just another movie; it’s a delightful blend of cinema and real-life fun. Starring Yara Shahidi and Odessa A’zion, this film brings the unique concept of cakebarring to the screen.
Inspired by Audrey Schulman’s incredible true story, this movie is a heartwarming journey based on her unforgettable summer of 2012. It all started with a simple yet brilliant idea – baking a cake to celebrate her best friend’s birthday and bringing it to a bar. To her surprise, the cake not only delighted her friends but also captured the attention of the bar’s patrons. This serendipitous moment ignited Audrey’s weekly tradition, famously known as “cakebarring,” as she embarked on her quest for love. While the love of her life remained elusive, this sweet adventure turned out to be truly life-changing.
Schulman’s book about her adventure is now being turned into a movie. So, let’s dive into what you need to know before you watch Sitting in Bars With Cake on Prime Video.
What is Sitting In Bars With Cake Release Date?
Sitting In Bars With Cake will release on Prime Video on Friday, September 8, 2023. It has a runtime of just under two hours. Grab your BFFs and set those calendar reminders — this is a movie you definitely shouldn’t miss!
What is Sitting In Bars With Cake Plot?
Sitting In Bars With Cake is a heartwarming tale inspired by real-life events. Meet Jane, a quiet young woman who’s had her share of bad luck in the love department. One fateful day, she brings a homemade cake to a bar for her best friend’s birthday, and much to her surprise, she becomes the center of attention for a swarm of men. Convinced it’s a fluke, Jane’s best friend Corinne persuades her to embark on a year-long adventure of ‘cakebarring’— taking cakes to bars with the hope of finding true love and gaining confidence along the way. Little do they know that this decision will lead to life-changing experiences.
As they live along their year of ‘cakebarring,’ Corinne faces a life-altering diagnosis, putting their friendship to the test like never before. It is a sweet and touching journey of self-discovery, resilience and celebrates female friendships.
Director Trish Sie tells Glamour, “This film is about falling in love with life. Especially when you’re in your 20s, when your childhood is behind you and adulthood is still a real upward slog and you don’t have a lot of money or a great job, it’s really easy to fall out of love with life. It’s a really weird time for people.”
Sitting In Bars With Cake Cast: Who is in it?
The main lead Jane based on Audrey is played by Grown-ish and Black-ish star Yara Shahidi. In PAW Patrol: The Movie, she played Kendra, and in Trollhunters, she played Darci. She will also play Tinker Bell in the forthcoming Disney+ film Peter Pan & Wendy.
Hellraiser star Odessa A’zion takes on the role of Corinne, Jane’s best friend who encourages her to go on ‘cakebarring’ in pursuit of finding the one.
The cast also includes Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus) guest starring as Benita. Ron Livingston, Maia Mitchell, Aaron Dominguez, Rish Shah, Martha Kelly, Adina Porter, Navid Negahban, Simone Recasner, Will Ropp, and Charlie Morgan Patton will appear in the movie.
Who is making Sitting In Bars With Cake?
The movie is directed by Trish Sie, well known for her work in Pitch Perfect 3, Step Up All In and The Sleepover.
Audrey Shulman, who penned the novel, wrote the screenplay. Susan Cartsonis, Brent Emery, Suzanne Farwell, and Nick Moceri are producing, while Yara Shahidi, Janet Knutsen, and Teri Simpson are executive producers.
Sitting In Bars With Cake Official Trailer
Take a look at this heartfelt tale of inspiring female friendship.
Where was Sitting In Bars With Cake filmed?
The cameras started rolling for Sitting In Bars With Cakes Prime Video in Los Angeles in October 2022. Keep an eye out for iconic locations like the Hollywood Palladium, the Roosevelt Hotel, Clifton’s Republic (formerly Clifton’s Cafeteria), Miceli’s Restaurant, the Pink Flamingo apartments, Venice Beach Boardwalk, Los Angeles State Historic Park, and Moonlight Rollerway.
Bake the Cakes
Trisha Sie, the director, spilled the beans on one of the film’s biggest challenges: making on-screen cakes look not just visually stunning but also tantalizing to the taste buds, despite the lack of an aroma feature on your screen.
They wanted viewers to believe that these cakes were the work of an amateur, not a pastry school graduate with centuries of experience, all while conveying how absolutely delightful they are due to their jaw-dropping appearance. Culinary producer and food stylist Megan Potthoff from MasterChef, whipped up every single cake featured in the movie.
How is the film different from Sitting in Bars With Cake book?
The cookbook-turned-film, takes a creative twist. While it started as a cookbook, it’s not just about cake recipes. It’s also a delightful journey into Audrey Shulman’s unique dating comeback story. The movie promises a fresh perspective. Here is the official synopsis from the book.
“Meeting Mr. Right is never easy. And in a big city like Los Angeles, it’s even harder. So, after years of fruitless efforts at finding a soul mate, Audrey Shulman decided to take a different route to a man’s heart—through his sweet tooth. Whipping up a variety of sinfully delicious cakes, Audrey invaded the savage singles scene fully armed with butter, sugar, and frosting.”
While it’s clear that young-adult women are the primary audience for Sitting in Bars With Cake, this film’s universal themes and outstanding performances make it a must-watch for men, older viewers, and many others. Mark your calendars for September 8th, when it premieres on Prime Video — this one’s for everyone to enjoy!