6.4/10
33,639
160 user 165 critic

Cake (2014)

R | | Drama | 23 January 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:29 | Trailer
Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy.

Director:

Daniel Barnz

Writer:

Patrick Tobin (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
3,163 ( 71)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Wanderlust (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

Director: David Wain
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Malin Akerman
The Switch I (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy.

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson
The Good Girl (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Deborah Rush
Mother's Day I (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day.

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts
Life of Crime (2013)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Director: Daniel Schechter
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Gio Perez
Love Happens (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.

Director: Brandon Camp
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart, Dan Fogler
Management (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager who falls for her and won't leave her alone.

Director: Stephen Belber
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts
Dumplin' (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

Director: Anne Fletcher
Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush
The Break-Up (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment.

Director: Peyton Reed
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Sarah Huttinger is a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Shirley MacLaine
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Claire Bennett
Adriana Barraza ... Silvana
Anna Kendrick ... Nina Collins
Sam Worthington ... Roy Collins
Mamie Gummer ... Bonnie
Felicity Huffman ... Annette
William H. Macy ... Leonard
Chris Messina ... Jason Bennett
Lucy Punch ... Nurse Gayle
Britt Robertson ... Becky
Paula Cale ... Carol
Ashley Crow ... Stephanie
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Arturo
Camille Guaty ... Tina
Allen Maldonado ... Buddy
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Self-forgiveness is a painful path. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Website

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cake: Una razón para vivir See more »

Filming Locations:

Eagle Rock, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$916,179, 25 January 2015

Gross USA:

$1,951,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,433,850
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2013 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Claire Bennett: Tell me a story where everything works out in the end for the evil witch.
See more »


Soundtracks

Ole por Nos
Written by Vinicius Gageiro Marques
Performed by Yonlu
Courtesy of Luaka Bop
License arranged by Fine Gold Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Subtly happy
4 February 2015 | by Gordon-11See 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.


20 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 160 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed