Heather Graham stars as Pippa McGee who is a freelance travel writer who ...
Heather Graham stars as Pippa McGee who is a freelance travel writer who has no intention of ever settling down; she cannot be bothered to commit to any relationship beyond one-night stands, much less the idea of a lifelong marriage. Pippa enjoys traveling the world and indulging in all possible pleasures – including various men. However, she begins to question her ways after leaving Europe and returning to her hometown for a close friend’s wedding, where she once again serves as a bridesmaid. Pippa’s path is thrown off course upon discovering that her father, who she has not been on good terms with since her mother’s death years before, has recently suffered a heart attack. The ailing patriarch, Malcolm McGee (Bruce Gray) is the wealthy owner of numerous major magazines, and allows his daughter to assist him with managing one of them. Presuming that she would become the editor of a fashion, political, or sports magazine Pippa’s father assigns her as an editor for “Wedding Bells,” a magazine all about a subject she dreads the most, marriage. Despite her misgivings, the novice editor begins her new job, along with the assistance of her girlfriends: Upon her arrival Pippa tries to spice up the job by asserting her editorial authority. Her liberal ideas for the historically conservative publication make her superiors uneasy, specifically Ian, her father’s friend and the magazine’s vice-president. Regardless of the two’s differences, Pippa frighteningly finds herself falling in love with Ian, yet is terrified of what a long term commitment might entail. To complicate matters further, she is having an interracial fling with magazine photographer Hemingway Jones. Will Pippa’s sarcastic take on marriage save “Wedding Bells” from its seemingly destined demise? Can she pick one man from her love triangle and commit her life to him? These are only some of the predicaments she must resolve. Ultimately, each character must reevaluate themselves by the end of the film, and move on with their lives accordingly. “Cake” is rated R due to harsh language and sexual content.