Cake: Directed by Daniel Barnz. With Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington. 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.
“Jennifer Aniston plays Clare, a woman in chronic pain who becomes curious about a fellow support group memberu0026#39;s-Ninau0026#39;s (Anna Kendrick in dream sequences)-suicide. She ends up becoming involved in Ninau0026#39;s husband (Sam Worthington) and his child platonically though she also has a maid who also cares for her even though she doesnu0026#39;t always treat her with the utmost respect. Iu0026#39;ll stop there and just say this was quite a departure for Ms. Aniston from her usual comedic persona as sheu0026#39;s convincingly quite pathetic in appearance and demeanor. This was not an easy thing to sit through and one gets confused a few times but for all that, I recommend Cake.”