Socks and Cakes (2010) – Guest Review
By Phillip Bapst on Saturday, October 16, 2010
Antonio Padovan’s relationship drama SOCKS AND CAKES is a nicely photographed and acted vignette that takes a glimpse into the lives of five people at a dinner party in New York ‘s Greenwich Village.
Five friends attend a party hosted by husband and wife Richard and Amanda (Jeff Moffitt and Kirsty Meares) whose marriage is on the rocks. Guests include a former lover of Amanda’s (Ben Prayz), his current lover Sophie (Alex Vincent) and Amanda’s embittered ex-husband Harry (Timothy J. Cox).
The main focus of the film is on the characters played by Cox and Meares. Cox’s Harry has lost his sense of purpose, while Meares’ Amanda has lost her marriage and it’s tearing her apart. Both Cox and Meares do good work individually and play off each other nicely in a great scene at the end of the film.
Well made overall, thanks to some great camera work from director of photography Alessandro Penazzi, but the film loses points for its ridiculous title.