‘Sitting in Bars with Cake’ on Prime Video: A wry story of friendship

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It’s right there in the trailer: Cake, and cancer. Less obvious in the same trailer for the new Amazon Prime Video feature “Sitting in Bars with Cake,” premiering Friday, is that there’s considerable effectiveness and genuine feeling found in Audrey Shulman’s adaptation of her 2015 book, based on her blog of how she baked her way through a full year of “cakebarring,” with the express intention of meeting guys in Los Angeles. Shulman’s best friend, meantime, received a devastating health diagnosis, but at her urging Shulman soldiered on with her project. In a freely invented variation on that p…

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