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…
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I loved pretty much everything about this movie. During most of it though I couldn't believe that Ava had any real emotions for Caleb..
Caleb asks Nathan if Ava was programmed to be attracted to him, and in response Nathan brings up a vice versa scenario. If Caleb's nature-nurture evolutionary programming had predisposed him to be attracted to Ava. While I can wholly believe Caleb fell for Ava due to those factors, primarily her mix of damsel in distress and…