A slice of the chronic pain world is about all you get from the movie “Cake”. The movie’s focus concentrates primarily on what a life with Chronic Pain is like when you you choose to cut yourself off from available resources and, as one character points out, use anger as a pain management tool.
I had high hopes that the movie would provide a broader understanding of the challenges and wealth of resources that are available for those attempting to manage their pain.
The take away for me was “Don’t try this alone” when it comes to managing pain. And if the movie speaks to those currently walking this path alone, then it will have some redeeming value.