Antonio Padovan's film is extremely well made, with a script that is an honest and truthful study of people who cannot communicate with each other and who cannot be honest with themselves. Thankfully, Padovan keeps the overall tone of the film from becoming too grim and manages to keep it light and breezy. He and his director of photography Alessandro Penazzi deserve high praise for some stellar camera work. Like in most of Woody Allen's best films (Hannah and Her Sisters, Manhattan... to name a couple), many of the scenes play out in continuous takes, with few cuts, zipping right along.
Adding to the film's success is the stellar and likable cast that Padovan has assembled, led by Timothy J. Cox's engaging turn as Harry. Cox is astounding in showing us glimpses into the hurt, confused soul of the man underneath a rather self-absorbed exterior. Kirsty Meares is also impressive in her frank and honest portrayal of Amanda, while Jeff Moffitt manages to charm as the cad husband Richard. Ben Prayz, as the sleek David, may have one of the flashiest grins I have seen in recent memory and Alex Vincent is solid as the wide-eyed, innocent Sophie.
If you're a fan of character pieces, Socks and Cakes may be worth checking out. Socks and Cakes is currently making its way around numerous film sites on the Internet. Please visit the film's official site.