|release date||November 30 2007|
|starring||Jessica Alba, Lena Olin, Terrence Howard, Sam Robards, Hayden Christensen|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisChristensen plays a victim of "anesthetic awareness," in which a patient remains awake but paralyzed during surgery.
In case you haven’t noticed from the manipulative previews, AWAKE is one of those films that takes a single plot point—in this case, the rare surgery patient that remains awake and paralyzed during the procedure, despite the use of general anesthesia—and attempts to streeeeetch it out into a whole, long, 90 minute movie. When your protagonist is helplessly paralyzed for a tense segment or two, ala WHAT LIES BENEATH, it can work to build suspense before a climax, but when your protagonist is paralyzed for the whole fucking movie, well, it’s kind of like watching the Chrisopher-Walken-in-a-coma scenes from THE DEAD ZONE looped into a 90-minute atrophy montage. …Read More