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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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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

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

[from trailer]
Claire Bennett: Get off my property
Leonard: I can switch places, I would, it wanted to tell you
Claire Bennett: GET OFF!
[she starts attacking him until Roy breaks up the fight]
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Soundtracks

John and James
Written by Herbert Frederick and Arthur Stanley Reid
Performed by New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble
Courtesy of Ska-Jazz Productions
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It's getting ugly
16 September 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Not that Jennifer would ever completely be able to be ugly. But this is the closest she's gone in that direction. And I don't even think she was glimpsing at an Academy Award, although with a script and a character like this, even if you don't think about it, people will tell you about it. And her performance in this is exceptional.

At times you almost feel her pain. And while she is the star and everyone was talking about or is talking about, when discussing the movie, there are other good people involved in this too. Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, William H. Macy and so forth. As good as this is though, it doesn't reach "Still Alice" heights. There's not much to compare with those movies, other than a female lead character who's going through a tough time, but people like to compare (me too). I do hope you can watch this by itself, without having that in the back of your mind though


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Official Sites:

Official Website

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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