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

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The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy. Written by Ben Barnz

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Forgiveness is a bitter pill to swallow. See more »

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Rated R for language, substance abuse and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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23 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Cake: Una razón para vivir  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$916,179 (USA) (23 January 2015)

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$1,873,547 (USA) (6 February 2015)
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Misty Upham's final theatrically released film See more »

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In the scene where Claire Bennett in hospital receives a cake from Nina Collins one of the candles is alight, then extinguished then alight again. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Claire Bennett: Get off my property
Leonard: I can switch places, I would, it wanted to tell you
Claire Bennett: GET OFF!
[she starts attacking him until Roy breaks up the fight]
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Written and Performed by Dylan Gardner
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Why the 'Oscars' are irrelevant...
14 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So... a pretty, funny, former sitcom actress... gives us a few signs that she might be capable of playing roles outside of the 'amusing chick' rom-com regular.

She does parts that secure her reputation of being a talented American 'cutie', she plays 'off-beat' characters with ease... and only occasionally lets the 'pay-day' Hollywood 'starlet' see the light of day.

Then she does this. A film that explores suicide, mental illness, self-loathing and the morality of friendship.

At the age of 60, I have gotten used to the annual round of 'Oscar Worthy' films being shoved down our throats... but this is different. Fine writing, authentic story telling... and unnecessarily great acting.

Any 'Oscar' hungry actor could have made a decent job of this... but Ms Aniston makes a brilliant job of it. She is no 'pretty-girl' actor here... she displays vulnerability, courageous wit... and does it all with aplomb.

If she doesn't get 'Best Actress'... the 'Oscars' are irrelevant.


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