March 27th, 2015



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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.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 6.2/10 (248 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Eytan Fox

Stars: Dana Ivgy, Keren Berger, Yael Bar-Zohar

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 director Eytan Fox comes this extravagant and unashamedly entertaining Eurovision parody featuring a feel-good soundtrack provided by Babydaddy from the Scissor Sisters. With bright styling, irresistibly catchy tunes and a gloriously uplifting storyline, this laugh-out-loud comedy is a ...

Writers: Eli Bijaoui, Eytan Fox

Dana Ivgy - Dana
Keren Berger - Keren
Yael Bar-Zohar - Yael
Efrat Dor - Efrat
Anat Waxman - Anat
Ofer Shechter - Ofer
Lior Ashkenazi - Lawyer
Edouard Baer - Édouard (as Édouard Baer)
Sarit Vino-Elad - The Minister (as Sarit Vino Elad)
Ofer Hayoun - Zohar
Alon Levi - Asi
Oren Shkedy - Aviv
Danny Deutsch - Danny
Guy Pines - Guy
Uri Hochman - TV Channel Manager

Country: Israel, France

Language: Hebrew, French, English

Release Date: 27 March 2015

Box Office Details

Budget: €2,200,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


User Review



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.

"Cupcakes" is a fun and bubbly film that makes viewers laugh. The way the lead character'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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