Jennifer Aniston is thrilled beyond words because she finally got to playa serious character in a movie that is NOT a romantic comedy. And she does it without makeup or hair extensions. But she may be one of the few fans of the movie “Cake,” set to be released in January. Her character Claire has suffered an unbearable loss and been left in constant pain. Her perfect life (she and her husband were successful lawyers with a gorgeous home) is disintegrating. She’s addicted to pain pills and bitterness. Miserable Claire is difficult to relate to, and usually Jennifer is very relatable. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that the script was written by man. Claire is painful to be around and painful to watch. While Jennifer is believable, the movie’s unpleasant subject matter is not appealing, and we’ll be surprised if it attracts much of an audience.
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