An abrasive woman, divorced and recently involved in a serious car accident, attends a chronic pain sufferers group therapy and is haunted by a fellow member (Anna Kendrick) who had just taken her own life. Cake is an artless, bland piece, the kind that has typified indie filmmaking for a stay now, with horrid dream/hallucinatory sequences thrown in to boot. Aniston’s performance is strong and unglamorous but, suffice it to say, would have been put to better use in a more worthy picture. Adrianna Barraza and Sam Worthington are strong in support.
** out of ****