Cake, with Jennifer Aniston and Anna Kendrick, was definitely a thinking sort of movie. It was about a woman who we figure out was in an accident, leaving her scarred and in pretty much constant pain. As the movie goes on we're left wondering perhaps how much of her pain is physical vs emotional. But the drugs numb it all for her.
Jennifer Aniston is incredibly real in the role of Claire. There's not much time for looking like a fashion plate or dressing up for fancy nights out - she's just barely holding it together with the most help (or enabling?) from her housekeeper, Silvana. Claire finds another focus besides her pain when Nina (Anna Kendrick), another member of her chronic pain support group, commits suicide. As Claire delves into the life the other woman left behind, she is haunted by Nina's ghost, taunting her for spending more time and energy on Nina's life than she does on her own.
There's definitely some dark humor, and I was left thinking about parts of the movie for days afterward. I absolutely love Anna Kendrick, and her role as a snarky ghost was really perfect. As long as suicide or chronic pain aren't emotional triggers for you, I'd recommend this movie.