A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
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
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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