Cupcakes
Israel (IL), 2013, 92 minutes, SD
Cupcakes Synopsis

When a group of best friends in Tel Aviv gather to watch Universong, they are less than impressed by the official Israeli entry. Believing that they can do better, they spontaneously create and record their own song on a mobile phone.


Little do they know, their performance is seen by the Universong judges and soon they are reluctantly thrown into the spotlight as Israel’s next official entry. After initial reservations about their new found celebrity status, they decide to just go for it and find themselves on the road to international stardom. They embark on a flamboyant journey that brings about hilarious end results as they go head to head with the Russian entry in the Universong final.


From Eytan Fox the director of YOSSI, comes this extravagant and unashamedly entertaining Eurovision parody featuring a feel-good soundtrack provided by Babydaddy from the Scissor Sisters. With bright, Almodóvar-esque styling, irresistibly catchy tunes and a gloriously uplifting storyline, this laugh-out-loud comedy is a refreshing ode to music, friendship and romance.




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Reviewed by jeteli
It's a merry mix of personalities but then each of them was unique! While the most colorful of the surprise discovery group  is the openly gay Ofer, the women (... more
It's a merry mix of personalities but then each of them was unique! While the most colorful of the surprise discovery group  is the openly gay Ofer, the women ( Anat, Dana, Yael, Efrat amd Keren) were also individually empowered in their own unique way. Director Fox, whose earlier known for films of  other genres,  scores a heartwarming comedy with this one and the dialogues are equally engaging and hilarious. One of my faves was that scene where  Keren the blogger is seen typing in her computer while these words are heard : "The problem is, by trying to cover up the fear, we often cover up our wishes and worry about what others will say". What's with the title? Anat is a bakery owner who makes cupcakes and these sweet treats are living witness of the group's Universong journey, among others.  Worth watching with family and friends! 
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Reviewed by nikkareyes
This is a very entertaining film from Israel and I was generally impressed with the cast.  Quirky dialogues and commendable portrayals! Who would've thought an impromptu song among friends to... more
This is a very entertaining film from Israel and I was generally impressed with the cast.  Quirky dialogues and commendable portrayals! Who would've thought an impromptu song among friends to console  a depressed friend-bakery owner would give them the ticket to the Universong contest? The music is laudable and you're sure to enjoy watching this flick from start to finish!  
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