Café (film)

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Café promotional poster
Directed byMarc Erlbaum
Produced bySean Covel
J Andrew Greenblatt
Chris Wyatt
Written byMarc Erlbaum
StarringJennifer Love Hewitt
Daniel Eric Gold
Jamie Kennedy
Michaela McManus
Madeline Carroll
Alexa Vega
CinematographyJoseph White
Edited byDemian Fenton
Distributed byNationlight Productions
Release date
  • October 2010 (2010-10) (Philadelphia Film Festival)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

Café is a 2010 independent drama film directed by Marc Erlbaum. It stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Daniel Eric Gold, Alexa Vega and Jamie Kennedy, who was Hewitt's boyfriend at the time of filming.[1]


A good-hearted musician struggles to find a way to tell his beautiful barista coworker that he loves her, despite the fact that she is in a relationship. Meanwhile, regulars and customers at the café where they work have their own problems and encounters. A police officer keeps his eye on his wayward cousin, who owes money to a charismatic dealer, and a married man contemplates his relationship with a good-looking new acquaintance. However, one customer learns he is in fact the main character in the microcosm of the café, all designed by a young girl, who is actually God.



Filming started on May 11, 2009 in Philadelphia and ended in June 2009.


The film premiered at the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival in October 2010.[2]

In February 2011, Maya Releasing acquired the film rights for the US theatrical and home video release and foreign sales of Café.[3]

Café opened on August 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.[4]


The Los Angeles Times gave the film a mixed review, commending the acting from the leads but stating that the "story lines don't all effectively intertwine beyond their shared location."[5]


The film won the "Crystal Heart Award" at the 2010 Heartland Film Festival, with producer Chris Wyatt attending to accept the trophy.[6]


  • "New Song" by Birdie Busch
  • "High Noon" by The Albertsons
  • "Orphan" by La Strada
  • "Butterfly" by Michelle Nágy
  • "Flesh and Bone" by Andrew Lipske & the Prospects
  • "Sorry Waltz" by Hezekiah Jones
  • "This Town" by Emily Rodgers
  • "Song For Tom" by The Innocence Mission
  • "Mama" by La Strada
  • "Firefly" by Mama Mac
  • "Sweet Changin' Heart" by Andrew Lipske & the Prospects
  • "Farewell" by Chris Kasper
  • "When They Fight, They Fight" by The Generationals
  • "Paperback Man" by Drew Pearson
  • "Heron Blue" by Sun Kil Moon
  • "Sing To Me" by Stephen Bluhm
  • "Her Rotating Head" by Bachelorette (singer)
  • "Gone Away From Me" by Ray LaMontagne
  • "The Gun" by The Daily Parade
  • "Tumbling" by Maus Haus
  • "Alone" by Palomar (band)
  • "The Air Between Us" by Palomar (band)
  • "Slightly Under Water" by Red Heart the Ticker
  • "Telegram" by Buried Beds
  • "Bury Me Closer" by Palomar (band)
  • "Poison" by Emily Ana Zeitlyn and the Weeds
  • "Fully" by Teddy Goldstein
  • "There'll Be Pizza in the Valley" by Little Ocean
  • "Broken" by Chauncey Jacks
  • "Clover" by Ramona Falls (band)
  • "Salt Sack" by Ramona Falls (band)
  • "Home" by Marla
  • "Not The Real Thing" by Teddy Goldstein

Additional Music by Christopher Brady


  1. ^ "Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy Visit Cafe". MovieWeb. May 18, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  2. ^ Rickey, Carrie (October 14, 2010). "City's among the stars of 19th Philadelphia Film Festival". Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ ""Café" on Maya's EFM sales roster". February 13, 2011. Archived from the original on February 27, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  4. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 10, 2011). "Jennifer Love Hewitt to Star in and Executive Produce New Lifetime Series 'The Client List'". Tv by the Numbers. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  5. ^ Goldstein, Gary. "Movie review: 'Café'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  6. ^ "Category: Crystal Heart Award". Truly Moving Pictures. July 22, 2011. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.

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