A slow paced portrait of a woman suffering though extreme trauma, Cake never fully develops into anything beyond the surface.
Despite, or perhaps because of, the extremely somber themes of the film, I couldn't help but notice the seemingly far-fetched relationship between Claire (Aniston) and Roy (Worthington). Additionally, I was quite confused as to why Silvana (Barraza) continued to work with Claire, who clearly didn't treat her with as much if any compassion. A lot of assumptions are to be made here that could have been resolved with a little more depth.
Watch it for some good performances, but don't go out of your way.
This film was absolute torture to watch. It was a 90 minute staring contest between Ryan Gosling and himself. Honestly, Gosling [in general, but more specifically as Julian] has to be one of the least threatening actors I’ve ever seen on screen, and for some reason he keeps getting these roles of 'indie' badass.. even mainstream if you count Gangster Squad, lul.
OGF attempts to create an alternative world lush with moral nihilists and sociopathic creatures but failed in its…
it's 2022, the working man still comes home to a cooked dinner. minorities, and the poor, are in shambles [i mean, nothing much has changed.. am i right!]. so there is one day a year you can kill them, or each other, and ethan hawke sells you bunk security systems to protect you. some sociopathic punk high society kids talk in philosophical bullshit, and ultimately i don't give a fuck about anyone in this film.