Cake

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Cake finds Jennifer Aniston making the most of an overdue opportunity to test her dramatic chops, but it lacks sufficient depth or warmth to recommend for all but her most ardent fans.

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The acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.

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Critic Reviews for Cake

All Critics (126) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (65)

  • It's refreshing to see the talented actress working outside the studio system in a performance that stands out as one of her best to date. Unfortunately, the rest of the film feels like one big, bland pity-party.

    July 18, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Cake is an emotionally moving film carried by Aniston's sharp performance; however its shallow treatment of relationships means it fails to be more than the sum of its parts.

    May 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Cake is mostly a melancholy, tragically stunning film, with a groundbreaking performance by Aniston and enough biting humor and heart to create the perfect balance it needs to make a lasting impression.

    May 10, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
  • Aniston's performance is the essential ingredient that makes the film worth watching even as other elements prove half-baked.

    April 18, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Barnz's Cake could have been an intriguing look into the world of chronic pain and depression, but trying to be a jack-of-all-trades ruined the film and left it a master of none.

    April 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The reason the process isn't compelling is because it's a bridge to nowhere; Cake is monotonous, rudderless, and doesn't make any real statements about depression, suicide, or the act of grieving.

    March 19, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cake

  • Mar 21, 2016
    Wonderful and sympathetic acting from Jennifer Anniston, but despite potential, this movie fizzles half way through and is a bit of a bore.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 11, 2016
    Jennifer Aniston is great here as always, but this film isn't particularly good. It has its moments though.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2015
    A victim of chronic back pain tries to connect with the widower of a suicide. All the lauds about Jennifer Aniston's performance are well-deserved. She plays both the condition - her character's chronic pain - and the objective of the scene with almost expert technique. She's constantly in character, though the character mutes Aniston's personal comic charm. The film, however, is a slogging monotony, a structureless, flimsy, rough-shod thing with characters suddenly popping with no narrative motivation and a story that sags and lags like an atrophied nursing home resident. Overall, I could only wish that the Aniston's talents had been put to better use.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2015
    Starting out, I think it prudent to say I think Jennifer Aniston is the epitome of strength, driven acting, and pure beauty. No one would argue that Aniston gives a career turning performance in this film, about a woman burdened with grief, and addicted to painkillers after a terrible accident. The general narrative of the cloistered, rich lady addicted to pills is subverted through a heartbreaking story of companionship in mourning. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/reviews/cake
    Spencer S Super Reviewer

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