Fans on social media know I had a big interview with Jennifer Aniston in November. It was the infamous Fanistons interview, where I revealed to “The Queen” that her #Fanistons were ferociously devoted to her and remarkably passionate about all things Aniston. And I mean ALL things. The Fanistons follow her every move with gracious respect and dedication. They truly care about Jennifer Aniston. They love her. They adore her. They dream of meeting her and talking with her and hearing her say their name. And I’ll say they have tremendous respect for her. Interacting with them has been nothing but great for me.
My interview with Jennifer was for Horrible Bosses 2. And while I wanted to ask Ms. Aniston all about CAKE, I needed to focus on the film at hand.
Sadly, I didn’t get to screen CAKE until after my votes were due for the Critics Choice Awards. I never received a screener and I didn’t have a theater screening opportunity in my hometown until just this week. That’s the sign of a truly independent movie. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to watch the movie I’ve heard so much about.
A lot was made about Aniston getting snubbed by the Oscars last week. There has been a lot of chatter that she was deserving of a nomination for Best Actress.
After seeing her performance in CAKE, I agree.
CAKE is such a complete movie, loaded with painful revelations, fascinating hallucinations and a gripping storyline.
It’s such a complete movie that I don’t dare attempt to tell you very much about the plot or the characters. I want you to experience the journey of this film from start to finish, without prejudice.
You need to feel the pain of Aniston’s character. You need to experience the link between her character’s days and nights. You need to take the journey with her.
As you’ll read elsewhere, it is a journey laced with physical pain, painkillers and visible scars.
CAKE is also a movie that deals with suicide. It explores the pain for those left behind, the pain for those who choose their escape and the horrendous path it takes for both to find their way.
There’s a lot to CAKE. Please take the time to enjoy it.