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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

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Forgiveness is a bitter pill to swallow. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lucy Punch and Anna Kendrick previously starred together in Into The Woods (2014). See more »


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 »


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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Written by Randy Goodrum and Timothy Hosman
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music / Imagem Production Music
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Surprisingly good
12 January 2015 | by 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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