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Cake (2014)

R | | Drama | 23 January 2015 (USA)
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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Drama

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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) (25 January 2015)

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$1,873,547 (USA) (8 February 2015)
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Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) suffers with chronic pain and bears scars. Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) was also the name of a character in Heroes (2006) whose ability was to be able to heal herself entirely. See more »

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Claire's pain appears to be in her legs - it was said she had pins in her legs - and during the swimming sequence, they show a long scar that runs from above to below her knee. If it were this injury, she would not be able to squat down to slip into the pool and if it were as bad as indicated, she would have a harder time walking. Additionally, it wouldn't require her to lay down in the car during her travels. See more »

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Claire Bennett: I hate to break it you, but I don't believe in ghosts.
Nina Collins: That doesn't mean you're not a coward.
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Bludan
Written by Eddie Cano
Performed by Cal Tjader
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Insightful and Original
1 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Patrick Tobin's laser-sharp script provides a profound template for complex performances by Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, and Felicity Huffman.

Sam Worthington crackles with intensity in this perceptive and refreshingly unapologetic film about rage, pain and loss.

Our culture asks us to forgive. Sociopaths want us to forgive and forget. "Cake" explores the difficulty of navigating the real and brutal emotions we face when a tragedy crashes in to our lives.

Though the name indicates a buttery, sweet confection, this "Cake" is a rich and savory course, best enjoyed with a hearty Cabernet and a couple of Vicodin.


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