The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy, and an international drug ring threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. Sometimes it seems as if the plot is too complex and there are two dangers, one of leaving the audience behind and two leaving gaping holes in the plot.
Still the humour and action set pieces are enough to pull it through.
Daniel Barnz, the director, said "Of the zillions of Jennifer Aniston fans, I might be the biggest one of all.
She explains her guilt of not having been able to make a birthday cake for her son due to chronic pain.
The film documents how Claire's pain and grief affect her behavior, her relationships with other people, and her ability to function from just after Nina's death until she reaches a breakthrough point in her own path.
Also, she is taking physiotherapy practices to improve her condition.
Later, in her dream, Nina comes to her with a cream scratch cake with lit candles.
The story centers on Claire Bennett (Aniston) as she struggles to come to terms not only with the aftermath of the car accident that killed her son and left her partially disabled by chronic pain, but also with the suicide of Nina Collins (Kendrick), a woman from her chronic pain support group.
As time flies by, Claire starts visualizing Nina several times leading to short conversations.
My mom used to use it to describe those who had it made, had their lives mapped out for them, were the most likely to succeed…
'The Cake Eaters.' I thought it was an interesting metaphor for this group of misfits who begin the story searching and longing for love, trying to overcome grief, and through the course of the story…
as the drug effects diminish, she returns to the present.