Watch: Jennifer Aniston Enters the Oscar Race with First 'Cake' Trailer

November 25, 2014


Awards season is heating up, and one of the potential Best Actress contenders, believe it or not, may be Jennifer Aniston. The actress rarely goes down the indie road, but when she has before (The Good Girl), it's resulted in some solid work. This time she's getting plenty of acclaim for Cake, a film that strips down Aniston to being a plain, scarred, troubled woman, angry at the world and everyone around her. And there's an interesting supporting cast here too with Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington and Adriana Barraza appearing as well. The buzz indicates the film may not be as good as Aniston's performance, but we'll see.

Here's the first trailer for Daniel Barnz's Cake, originally from ABC News:

Cake is directed by Daniel Barnz (Beastly, Won't Back Down) from a script by Patrick Tobin (No Easy Way). Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) is in pain. Her physical pain is evident in the scars that line her body and the way she carries herself, wincing with each tentative step. Blunt to the point of searing insult, Claire’s anger seethes out of her with nearly every interaction. She has driven away her husband, her friends — even her chronic-pain support group has kicked her out. But when one of her fellow sufferers commits suicide, she begins to explore the boundaries between life and death, abandonment and heartbreak, danger and salvation. The film gets an awards qualifying run this year, but won't hit theaters until sometime in 2015.

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments


Wow. Aniston looks so old, is that make-up or is it her actual sking?

Oriyan J. Ovadia on Nov 25, 2014


She's 45, so she's probably just wearing less makeup than actresses (or actors) usually wear.

Elbak on Nov 25, 2014


Are you applying she's wearing less makeup in this movie because, eh, she's 45? It's because she is suppose to look tired and depressed.

Justin Aniston on Nov 26, 2014


Do you mean "implying"? No, I was responding to the commenter who said she looks really old. She looks like a normal 45 year old woman to me. Most actresses that age (or any age) wear a lot of makeup to look the way the do on screen. Obviously she wants to look less polished for this role, and going without makeup achieves that look.

Elbak on Nov 26, 2014


Looks like fake scaring. But she also looks aged.

Quanah on Nov 25, 2014


Yeah, wait until time adds 30 years to your kisser.

97point6 on Nov 26, 2014


Sam Worthington needs better rolls, not Aniston. That's why this looks good...

shiboleth on Nov 26, 2014


You're right. He should start buying those pizza rolls. warmed up they're just the best.

blargh on Nov 26, 2014


that shouldn't hurt him either...

shiboleth on Nov 26, 2014


Winning an oscar for playing a normal person?

Carpola on Nov 26, 2014


I can't believe I used to fap to that thing...

ali3000 on Nov 26, 2014


Yeah, I can't belive people age. WHAAAAT?

Nielsen700 on Nov 26, 2014


Oscar just loves roles like these. Depressed or gay or minority or suicidal get the picture.

ragethorn on Nov 26, 2014


Boy, oh boy, the comments here...

earthlingdave on Nov 26, 2014


I'm enjoying the comments below more than the trailer to this film...which I ain't buyin' in the least. The tone of the piece was all over the place...cutesy, sentimental, schlock, serious...what? Who cares? When people start mentioning Aniston and an Oscar it might be time to consider moving to India and living in a cave to get as far away from American Pop Culture as one can! Come on, now...she's a TV actress, at best, and this film looks terrible...really...come on!

Bo on Nov 26, 2014


Will people like this performance because she looks haggard instead of hot and sexy? Perhaps????

DAVIDPD on Nov 29, 2014

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