• Cake (2015)

Cake

Release Date: January 23rd, 2015

DVD Release Date: April 21st, 2015

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman (Jennifer Aniston) who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower (Sam Worthington) of the suicide.

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Sam Worthington, Mamie Gummer, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Chris Messina, Lucy Punch

Director: Daniel Barnz

Genres: Dark comedy , Drama

Production Co: Echo Films, We're Not Brothers, Cinelou Films

Keywords: 2010s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Aniston submits an honest, sturdy performance. However, the film, directed by Daniel Barnz (Phoebe in Wonderland, Beastly) and written by Patrick Tobin, is less emotionally potent than it wants to be. show more

  • 70
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    A thoughtful and frequently moving drama that insightfully illuminates what it’s like to live with illness and agony at least as well as last year’s other Best Actress vehicles like “Wild,” “Still Alice,” and “Two Days, One Night” do. show more

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Directed in moody, downbeat tones by Daniel Barnz, Cake doesn't know when to stop piling on the angst. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama