Cupcakes (2013)

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Cupcakes: Directed by Eytan Fox. With Dana Ivgy, Keren Berger, Yael Bar-Zohar, Efrat Dor. In Tel Aviv, six friends who are appalled by the Israeli entry in the UniverSong competition record their own song on a mobile phone, then are shocked to learn their recording is selected as Israel’s entry for next year’s competition.

“This film tells the story of a cheerful and flamboyant man who signs his female best friends up for an international song contest, without their knowledge.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Cupcakesu0026quot; is a fun and bubbly film that makes viewers laugh. The way the lead characteru0026#39;s relationship as to be hidden is a stark contrast to their personalities, which makes it interesting. The female best friends are fun as well, especially the politician who decides to risk it and take part in the song contest. The rehearsals are fun to watch, and of course the finale – the contest is great as well. The scene where the parents offer a deal with the couple provides an emotional subplot to balance all the general cheerfulness, but fortunately the deal is not so bad that would make it offensive or too difficult for the couple to choose. After all, Israel is a progressive country!”

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