First Trailer for CAKE Movie Starring Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston Movie

Jennifer Aniston has a bitter pill to swallow in Daniel Barnz‘s indie drama Cake, but I’m sure she’ll do just fine ‘cos Oscar loves roles like these.

The former Friends star goes makeup-free and dark to play a troubled woman who begins obsessing over a suicide victim played by Anna Kendrick.

Sam Worthington, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Chris Messina, and Adriana Barazza also star in the film based on the 2013 Black List script from Patrick Tobin.

Cake debuted to mixed reviews at TIFF and will have a one-week Oscar-qualifying run in December before a wide release in January.

You can judge it yourself in the trailer posted below.

I don’t know about this one….I might not see this movie, but regardless Aniston’s talented. An Oscar nomination would certainly look nice on her resume.

Jennifer Aniston

Visibly scarred, physically fragile, and emotionally empty — it’s clear that Claire (Jennifer Aniston) is suffering. It’s also clear that she’s a bitch. Alone in her midcentury LA bungalow, Claire has driven away all her friends except for the one she pays: her housekeeper and de facto caregiver Silvana (Adriana Barraza). Left by her husband, rejected even by her chronic-pain support group, she watches her reasons to live fade away one by one — until everything changes with the suicide of Nina (Anna Kendrick), a fellow support-group member. They barely knew one another when Nina was alive, but as Nina keeps appearing in Claire’s dreams and Percocet-fuelled hallucinations, Claire becomes consumed with curiosity about her death. How did Nina know she was ready to die? What was she thinking in her final moments? These questions give Claire a new-found — if slightly disturbing — sense of purpose, and with the compassionate and refreshingly candid Silvana in tow, she unapologetically inserts herself into the lives of the husband (Sam Worthington) and son Nina left behind. But her search for answers will yield wholly unexpected results.