• Awake (2007)


Release Date: November 30th, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2008

R |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

While undergoing surgery, a young man (Hayden Christensen) experiences intraoperative awareness. He becomes fully alert -- but paralyzed -- and therefore cannot tell his doctors that he is not sedated and is enduring the whole process. Meanwhile, his wife (Jessica Alba) wrestles with demons of her own while her husband suffers through his ordeal.

Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Sam Robards, Christopher McDonald, Arliss Howard, Fisher Stevens

Director: Joby Harold

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Open City Films, GreeneStreet Films Inc., Weinstein Company

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Love, Wife, Intense, Sacrifice, Transformation, Hospital, 2000s, Doctor, Fall, Mother, Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Christensen delivers a low-key performance that is ultimately quite appealing, and he's well matched by the beautiful Alba. Olin brings unexpected depths to what could have been a stock role, and Terrence Howard uses his easy ability to project innate decency to excellent effect. show more

  • 50
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Awake is short enough (about 85 minutes) that it doesn't wear out its welcome. It's not a good movie but it's silly and lively enough to keep most viewers from dozing off, even if that might be a more profitable use of their time. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A surprisingly effective thriller. show more

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