No Oscar nod, but there is ‘Cake’ for Aniston

January 23, 2015 2:04 PM

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No Oscar nod, but there is ‘Cake’ for Aniston

In “Cake,” Jennifer Aniston plays Claire Bennett, who’s introduced to the audience at a support group for people in chronic pain. One of the group’s members has committed suicide, and as other members dance around the topic of “closure,” Aniston’s character is more honest, detailing the grisly circumstances of how her death became known.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg that is the complex, suffering Claire, whose addictions, dreams, and frustrations play out in the pools and on the highways of Southern California — she’s driven around by her housekeeper Silvana (Adriana Barraza) while fully reclining her seat — over the course of...

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