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Cake (2014)

R | | Drama | 23 January 2015 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Daniel Barnz

Writer:

Patrick Tobin (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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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

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Self-forgiveness is a painful path. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Lucy Walters were both considered for roles. See more »

Goofs

When Claire meets the girl who is on her way to Hollywood to become a star she asks where she is from. She says Boise, pronounced BOY-zee. Anyone from Boise would pronounce it BOY-see. See more »

Quotes

Claire Bennett: I'm not a stalker, at least not in the traditional sense.
Roy Collins: I don't care either way; I'm not bothered.
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References Heroes (2006) See more »

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Halo
Written by Evan Bogart, Beyoncé (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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Jennifer Aniston is convincing as a chronic pain sufferer in Cake
9 September 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Jennifer Aniston plays Clare, a woman in chronic pain who becomes curious about a fellow support group member's-Nina's (Anna Kendrick in dream sequences)-suicide. She ends up becoming involved in Nina's husband (Sam Worthington) and his child platonically though she also has a maid who also cares for her even though she doesn't always treat her with the utmost respect. I'll stop there and just say this was quite a departure for Ms. Aniston from her usual comedic persona as she's convincingly quite pathetic in appearance and demeanor. This was not an easy thing to sit through and one gets confused a few times but for all that, I recommend Cake.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cake See more »

Filming Locations:

Eagle Rock, California, USA See more »

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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
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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