Cake Reviews

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February 20, 2015
I was in pain during this indie drama, which may explain why I enjoyed it.
February 20, 2015
Aniston shows quite brilliantly the effect of the constant pain on both her character's body and her mind.
February 20, 2015
If I were Jennifer Aniston, I would be fuming. And I would be wondering what exactly I had to do to get an Oscar nomination for best actress.
February 19, 2015
As for Aniston, she gives an honest, well-intentioned performance, but it is marooned in an unsatisfying script whose emotional effects are unearned.
February 19, 2015
A brilliant Jennifer Aniston lead performance isn't enough to save this doughy, maudlin piece of misery porn.
February 2, 2015
Whether or not Aniston ever gets another role like this one, I have a hard time imagining anyone else in it -- and that's the sign of a genuine actor.
February 2, 2015
The slack and purposeless direction leaves the entire cast emoting in a void.
January 23, 2015
Jennifer Aniston burrows into Claire's walking-wounded gait and eclipsed mood.
January 23, 2015
Cake could have used more layers.
January 23, 2015
"A thoughtful and frequently moving drama that insightfully illuminates what it's like to live with illness and agony."
January 23, 2015
This Cake isn't fallen. It's just a bit deflated.
January 23, 2015
Worth sitting through just to watch Jennifer Aniston pull off a performance of a lifetime.
January 23, 2015
Directed in moody, downbeat tones by Daniel Barnz, Cake doesn't know when to stop piling on the angst.
January 23, 2015
A misguided therapy dramedy that attempts to portray pain and grief with strained whimsy.
January 23, 2015
'Cake' is delicious stuff - low key but affecting, funny while tragic, quirky but never so bizarre it loses you.
January 22, 2015
"Cake" gives us an interesting character and a fine performance, nestled into a movie that doesn't really work.
January 22, 2015
The movie hits so many familiar beats that it's impossible not to see what's next. It does what you expect at almost every turn ...
January 22, 2015
Perhaps a more imaginative director might have brought some genuine feeling or grace to this bathos, but Barnz merely allows Aniston maximum screen time and shoots her to highlight her artfully ratty hair and crosshatched skin.
January 22, 2015
Unsure of whether it wants to be comedy or tragedy, it meanders along an awkward middle path.
January 22, 2015
Five words I never thought I'd string together: Jennifer Aniston made me cry.
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