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Neurology Today movie review: The Cake Eaters

I don't really have a lot of time to wait.” So says Georgia Kaminski, a 15-year-old girl with Friedreich's ataxia, of finding love in the independent film, “The Cake Eaters” (2007), directed by actress Mary Stuart Masterson. The drama unfolds as Georgia strives to experience a normal adolescence despite her rare, terminal neurological illness, and as two families, the Kaminskis and the Kimbroughs, come together to navigate the rough waters of loss and redemption.

Georgia meets Beagle Kimbrough at a county flea market, where she and her grandmother sell portrait photography meant to raise awareness for Friedreich's ataxia. Beagle and his father, Easy, are there to sell the clothing and personal items of Beagle's recently deceased mother. The two begin a fast-paced courtship quickened by the ever-looming and imminent notion of Georgia's worsening disease. Georgia thinks this may be her only love before her disease ends her life.

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