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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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Self-forgiveness is a painful path. 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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Both Ashley Crow and Rose Abdoo appeared on Grey's Anatomy (2005) but in different episodes. See more »

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Although there is a working Drive-In Theater in Riverside (California), the closest train tracks are about a mile away; making the scene showing a train passing near the screen impossible. See more »

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Claire Bennett: Tell me a story where everything works out in the end for the evil witch.
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Halo
Written by Evan Bogart, Beyoncé Knowles (as Beyonce Knowles) and Ryan Tedder
Performed by Gary Lightbody
Courtesy of Polydor Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Subtly happy
4 February 2015 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a woman with chronic pain, who becomes fixated with the suicide of a member in her support group. She works through the death of the friend, in order to work through her own grief.

Jennifer Aniston is only vaguely recognisable in this film, because she has scars on her face, she looks older, put on weight and basically is not looking glamorous at all. She plays this woman who is misusing pain killers, which gives her hallucinations. It is sad to see that she is so troubled by the events. I was also impressed by Adriana Barraza, who gives a stunning tirade in Spanish after Jennifer Aniston's ordeal on the train tracks. The tirade somehow leads to the satisfying ending, which is a subtly happy one.

It is not immediately apparent why the film is called "Cake", if you have not watched it. After watching it, I see why it is called cake, but I still find it a little to far fetched to be related to the central story line.


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