Cake


Cake Information

Cake is a 2014 American motion picture written by Patrick Tobin, directed by Daniel Barnz, and starring Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Anna Kendrick, and Sam Worthington. It debuted in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Aniston portrays an acerbic woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic-pain support group. As she uncovers the details of the suicide, she grapples with her own personal demons.

Aniston's performance has earned accolades and nominations by the Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.

Cast

  • Jennifer Aniston as Claire Simmons
  • Adriana Barraza as Silvana
  • Felicity Huffman as Annette
  • William H. Macy as Leonard
  • Anna Kendrick as Nina
  • Sam Worthington as Roy
  • Chris Messina as Jason
  • Mamie Gummer as Bonnie
  • Misty Upham as Liz
  • Rose Abdoo as Innocencia
  • Camille Guaty as Tina
  • Ashley Crow as Stephanie
  • Paula Cale as Carol
  • Britt Robertson as Becky
  • Pepe Serna as Nincio
  • Julio Oscar Mechoso as Dr. Mata
  • Lucy Punch as Nurse Gayle
  • Camille Mana as Nurse Amparo
  • Allen Maldonado as Buddy
  • Alma Martinez as Irma
  • Manuel Garcia Rulfo as Arturo
  • Evan O'Toole as Casey Collins
  • Lizzie Peet as Gail
  • Lucy Walters as Assistant
  • Andrew Elvis Miller as Border Patrol Officer
  • Truth Stoval/Tasun Stoval as Felipe


Production

On February 10, 2014, it was announced that Jennifer Aniston will play the lead in Cake. Daniel Barnz, the director, said "Of the zillions of Jennifer Aniston fans, I might be the biggest one of all. I"?ve especially loved her more dramatic performances, and I can"?t wait to watch her tackle a role that has such a brilliantly funny voice and so much raw pain (hats off to writer Patrick Tobin). I"?m honored to be collaborating with Ben, Kristin and Courtney, and it"?s exciting that Cake will be the first film under the Cinelou banner. It feels like we"?re all taking a leap of faith together, and that"?s pretty thrilling.". On March 15, the Mexican actress Adriana Barraza is also announced in the cast of the drama. The rest of the cast was revealed on April 1.

Filming, which took place in Los Angeles, began April 3, 2014 and ended May 6.

Reception

At the Toronto Film Festival Premiere, the cast received a standing ovation. Aniston and Barraza's performances have been acclaimed by the critics, being deemed "Oscar-worthy" by some critics.

Adriana Barraza's performance was acclaimed by critics. Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter suggested that Barraza could be nominee to an Oscar this year. Kenji Lloyd of Final Reel named Barraza a potential contender to this year Oscars nominations in the Supporting Actress competition. Mark Canton, one of the film's producers, commented his support to the "Oscar Buzz" for Adriana Barraza.

Most critical reviews have been mixed and it currently holds a 50% "Rotten" rating on RottenTomatoes.com with an average rating of 5.3/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 46 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews" The movie will have a limited release for one week in December in order to be in the running for the Oscars, but the date of its wide release will be in January 2015.

Accolades

Awards
Award Category Recipient Result
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama Jennifer Aniston



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