Cake (2014)





Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Mamie Gummer, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Chris Messina, Lucy Punch, Britt Robertson, Paula Cole, Ashley Crow, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Camille Guaty, Allen Maldonado, Camille Mana, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Evan O'Toole, Pepe Serna, Misty Upham, Rose Abdoo, Alma Martinez


Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy.


I watched this film with very low expectations due to the tons of negative reviews I read. I'm glad to say it is not as bad as I thought, but it is not even that good. 

Cake is a one of those films that does not emphasize the plot or the characters, but the states of minds of the latters.

At some points it is very tedious, and I wished Claire did jump off the bridge so to save us another hour and so of torture. 

The plot isn't bad itself, but there is a bizarre, and unnecessary subplot about the girl from Idaho, and the film loses his track after Aniston's confrontation with William H. Macy.

Despite all I said before, the film is worth a watch for the outstanding performance by Jennifer Aniston. Yes, I just said outstanding, because finally, after 20+ years, Aniston dismisses the Rachel kind of character and shows off her great potential that has been unexpressed until now. Depressed, and curmudgeonly, she has the opportunity to confront herself with the amazing Adriana Barraza.


Claire Bennett: Tell me a story where everything works out in the end for the evil witch.


  1. Can't believe I've never heard of this. I'm not in a rush to see it, but seeing Aniston do something besides the still-hot 40-something in a comedy might be interesting.

    1. She is really amazing in this one, she got a Golden Globe nomination and deserved an Oscar nom too, and although the film is not that good, her performance is worth a watch