Jennifer Aniston is obsessed with Anna Kendrick in Cake—but not for the usual reasons.
Aniston’s character, Claire, has a problem with chronic pain and fixes that problem by taking pills. A lot of pills. She joins a therapy group full of others who experience chronic pain and becomes entranced with investigating one of the former group members, Nina (Anna Kendrick), who committed suicide.
In the latest trailer, Claire offers her therapy group leader (Felicity Huffman) some vodka and shows up at Nina’s husband’s (Sam Worthington) door. She comes off as messy and desperate, so the trailer’s final moment is especially powerful: “Do you want to get better, really?” someone asks Claire. “I do,” she whispers in reply.
Cake opens in December.