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Cake (2014)

R | | Drama | 23 January 2015 (USA)
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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
... Claire Bennett
... Silvana
... Nina Collins
... Roy Collins
... Bonnie
... Annette
... Leonard
... Jason Bennett
... Nurse Gayle
... Becky
... Carol
... Stephanie
... Arturo
... Tina
... Buddy


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


Self-forgiveness is a painful path. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cake: Una razón para vivir  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$916,179, 2 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,873,547, 8 February 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jennifer Aniston admitted in an interview, that she was not the first choice for the role and that she was only considered for the part, since another famous actress declined it upon reading the script. Aniston has not specified which actress originally was approached. See more »


Although there is a working Drive-In Theater in Riverside (California), the closest train tracks are about a mile away; making the scene showing a train passing near the screen impossible. See more »


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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References Heroes (2006) See more »


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Written and Performed by Dylan Gardner
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22 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

'Cake' starts very promising. The main character is dealing with chronic pain and drug (ab)use. After the suicide of a girl from her support group, she starts to think about ending it herself but somehow her will to live seems to be stronger. I think this is a sensitive topic for lots of people, and it's what fascinated me enough to watch the movie. Sadly, the story starts to drag after a while and loses depth very fast.

Like many others here, I was curious about Jen's performance, because it's always nice to see another side of an actor, especially one who gets a lot of typecasting. I've always thought of her as a terrific comedy actress with an amazing sense of timing. I have to say, her performance didn't really touch me. She didn't do bad with what she got, but I missed some connection to her character. I disagree with other reviewers calling this the best performance of her career.

What makes a movie great to me is the urge to watch it again, which I didn't experience with this one. I didn't feel any emotion even though the theme is supposed to be very touching.

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