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Jennifer Aniston has never looked worse or been better in 'Cake'
Jennifer Aniston has never looked worse or been better in 'Cake'

For Claire, the privileged and seemingly friendless Angeleno whom Jennifer Aniston plays in "Cake," physical pain has become not just a torment but an organizing principle. It defines her dependence on prescription drugs and on the housekeeper who watches over her with equal parts maternal compassion and unexpressed exasperation. Pain becomes Claire's strategy for keeping most everyone at arm's length. Since the indie drama's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, much has been made of the star's deglammed, emphatically vanity-free performance in which she forgoes makeup and sports drab hair. But that's not what places her work here among...

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