Cake – Failed To Justify The Intense Feel


Star Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy

The Movie: The movie revolves around the tragedies of lives that change the lives of people. In this film you see Jennifer Aniston playing the role of a woman Claire, who is suffering from terrible chronic pain. She has nothing left to loose in her life and is being surly to all the people around her, even her husband played by Chris Messina, her support group leader played by Felicity Huffman, and her housekeeper played by Silvana. She is also obsessed by a woman in her support group who committed suicide and sees her visions. In the effort to investigate about her, she develops an unexpected relationship with that woman’s husband played by Sam Worthington. The overall feel of the film is intense and deep. Jennifer Aniston whose golden globe nomination has hyped her being the Oscar Cinderella has justified her role.

The Release and Response – Weak Script

The intense relationships in the film and plot transitions feel forced and dragged, and the trope of the ironic hallucinatory ghost is glib and too ordinary. The film failed to justify the intense feel and depth it showed in the whole story.

They say, “Numbers matter the most”

The film collected $916,776 in the opening weekend according to Box Office Mojo and the total lifetime gross is $1.95 million which is not very much satisfactory. Overall the film did not do well and is not what everyone expected.