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Sitting in Bars with Cake First Look

Prime Video has revealed a first look at the upcoming film Sitting in Bars with Cake, starring Yara Shahidi, Odessa A’zion, Ron Livingston, and Bette Midler.

An open-hearted look at friendship and finding yourself in early adulthood, the film is directed by Trish Sie (Pitch Perfect 3) and inspired by real-life events and the book of the same name (buy now at Amazon) by Audrey Shulman, who also wrote the screenplay.

Sitting in Bars with Cake First Look

Shahidi is also an executive producer on the film, which marks her first project as an executive producer.

On September 8, the film will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.

Sitting in Bars with Cake First Look

Inspired by true events, Sitting in Bars with Cake follows best friends Jane (Yara Shahidi) and Corinne (Odessa A’zion) navigating life in Los Angeles in their twenties.

Corinne, the ultimate extrovert, convinces her shy-but-extremely-talented home baker best friend Jane to commit to a year of baking cakes and bringing them to bars, with the goal of meeting people and developing confidence – also known as “cakebarring.”

During their year of “cakebarring,” Corinne receives a life-altering diagnosis, and the pair face a challenge unlike anything they’ve experienced before.

Sitting in Bars with Cake isn’t only a madcap joyride through some of L.A.’s most colorful watering holes, it’s a moving celebration of female friendship, forging identity, and finding joy in the most unexpected places.

The producers include Susan Cartsonis, Brent Emery, Suzanne Farwell, and Nick Moceri. The executive producers are Yara Shahidi, Janet Knutsen, and Teri Simpson.

Sitting in Bars with Cake is rated PG-13 for strong language, some drug use, sexual references and thematic elements.