Drama about chronic pain will go down as a missed opportunity


22nd February, 2015

Reviewed by Lily Killeen

Comedy actress Jennifer Aniston drops a gear in Cake, a sardonic/sad indie drama about a woman dealing with chronic pain. Aniston has toyed with ‘real’ acting before – most notably in the ‘dramady’ The Good Girl. However, while that performance was well received as brave by critics, Cake’s pedestrian storyline – one centred around female suffering, pill abuse and suicide – has none of the tumultuous self-revelation that elevated...

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