Cake ~ Taste a Slice

 

Some times when you’re catching up on your list of films to view you discover the most unexpected things.

In the case of Cake the surprise is that Jennifer Aniston can truly act. As with Adam Sandler I find Aniston far more interesting in a drama than in simple minded comedy. Actually she’s more than interesting, she’s downright captivatingly great as a woman suffering physically, emotionally and mentally. If you’re in the mood to get a respite from the reality show otherwise known as election year politics and drama laced with biting comic overtones is a penchant then grab Cake wherever your film meals are served.

Oh, and Adriana Barraza is equally wonderful as Silvana, the only person capable of dealing with Aniston’s antics for the long haul.

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4 Comments

  1. September 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I actually saw this awhile ago and it was a really good movie with a great cast. Makes you think that Jennifer Aniston is doing herself a disservice by doing so many romcoms when she can actually act, eh?
    And then “Cake” made me think of pies and another, though somewhat lighter, film called “Waitress” with Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion and others. Of course she makes fabulously creative pies, but it’s not what the movie’s really about – go check it out. https://www.google.com/#q=Waitress+-+trailer
    I just put it back on top my Netflix queue. 🙂

    • September 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Okay, thanks for the pies! 🙂 Is that Firefly star the male lead? Now that’s a plus.
      Yes, it does seem a total waste of talent for JA to continue taking fluff puff rolls–yeah the pies have gotten into my oven-head–.

      Cake deals with grief in a way that’s so much more realistic than the usual get over it and move on manner. It takes time for people to deal with loss.

      Well back to the kitchen … uh, the keyboard.

  2. September 27, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Yup – Firefly’s Nathan Fillion plus Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, and Andy Griffith (I think.) Dig in! 🙂


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