Cake (2014)

cake“Tell me a story where everything works out in the end for the evil witch. ” – Claire

Number of Times Seen – 1  (2 Feb 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A woman suffering from chronic pain tries to understand why another member of her support group committed suicide while trying to find meaning in her own life.

My Take on it – I had heard so many mixed reviews about this movie that I reached the point where I didnt know whether to see it or not.

I am so glad I finally decided to see it because it was such a refreshing movie to watch mainly because of Aniston’s unbelievable performance.

Most of us are use to her playing put together glamorous characters, but here she takes off all her makeup (literally) and gives perhaps her best performance ever as a woman suffering from chronic pain.

The pace that the story moves at and how it chooses to reveal information was great because it lets us all slowly digest everything we learn as we are told.

I’m not savvy enough to say who should have been left off the list of the Best Actress Oscar this year, but it shouldn’t have been Aniston because she gives such a powerful performance that it’s truly a shame she was snubbed.

It’s rare that an actor is willing to bare themselves and play unglamorous the way she does here.

Bottom Line – Amazingly unglamorous performance by Aniston that should have garnered her at least an Oscar nomination. Loved the pacing of the buildup and reveals in this movie. Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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