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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Adriana Barraza was in Babel with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston's ex-husband. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Written and Performed by Billy Joel
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By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Surprisingly good
12 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The reviews were for this were... not good. Perhaps it was because of lowered expectations, but this was a perfectly fine, solid film. Not a great one, no, but a solid film that serves as a vehicle for some really good acting. Barraza injects a lot of humanity and compassion in her character, even if sadly, she's not given as much screen time as she deserves. And while it seemed like all of the hype for Jennifer Aniston was for the reason of who she was (and it probably was) she's strong here. There's no real ounce of superficiality or showing off, certainly not when the character isn't a very showy one to showcase. She would actually be deserving of an Oscar nomination.


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