Excerpt: Aniston so completely dons the scarred skin, battered bones and deep depression of Claire, one forgets one is watching the former star of TV’s ‘Friends.’ With the Oscar-nominated Barraza in a strong supporting role, Aniston is the frosting this misshappen “Cake” needs.
Excerpt: Occasionally more drab than insightful, “Cake” takes its sweet time getting to the humanity of the damaged lead character, but Aniston’s against-type performance is the most satisfying piece of the film to be worth talking about.
Excerpt: Going from the darkest horse of the race to the number one snub isn’t an easy feat and Oscar/film history might be kinder to Aniston’s turn in Cake since she missed out with the Academy. Enjoy Aniston’s work in Cake as a strong performance in its own right and not simply as another box to tick off on the Oscar cheat sheet.
Excerpt: É apenas por ser um filme feito para um público específico, como homenagem às vítimas da dor crónica, e portanto os tratar alternadamente ou como uns coitados ou como uns heróis, não se decidindo sobre qual perfil quer, e não sendo honesto sobre a normalidade que existe em pessoas que no fundo são como nós.
Excerpt: The screenplay here, written by Patrick Tobin is free of gimmicks and emotional trickery. He’s written a story that has a nice flow. It doesn’t feel gummed up, but is thin enough to let the characters breathe.