While the film received mixed reviews, Aniston's performance was more warmly received, with many critics suggesting that she had screen presence.She gained critical acclaim for her performance in the low-budget film The Good Girl (2002), playing an unglamorous cashier who cheats on her husband.In 2012, Aniston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, Aniston was cast in her first television role in 1990, as a regular on the short-lived series Molloy.The film's opening weekend drew what The Hollywood Reporter dubbed "a dispiriting The story is about a plastic surgeon, played by Sandler, who asks his office manager, played by Aniston, to pose as his wife, to prove his honesty to his much younger girlfriend, played by Brooklyn Decker.
Her box office hits include Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), and We're the Millers (2013), each of which have grossed over Her most critically acclaimed roles included the role of Olivia in Friends with Money (2006), The Good Girl (2002), for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, and the drama Cake (2014), for which she received nominations for the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
She then co-starred in Ferris Bueller, a television adaptation of the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), which, like Molloy, was quickly canceled.
Aniston then appeared in two more failed television comedy series, The Edge and Muddling Through.
Aniston starred in the film Cake (2014), directed by Daniel Barnz, portraying an astringent woman named Claire Simmons who struggles with chronic pain.
Gregory Ellwood of Hit Fix stated, "It's really on most people's radar for being a rare dramatic turn for Jennifer Aniston, and she doesn't disappoint." He further stated, "Aniston makes you believe in Claire's pain.