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Awake Movie Review

Reviewing: Awake Movie  |  Rating:
Rae Hall By Rae Hall on
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Awake is written and directed by Joby Howard. This appears to be his first directing job. It stars Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Fisher Stevens, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin.

This is the story of a wealthy mother and son who are dependent on each other. The son meets a girl but is afraid to tell his mother. However, the focus of the story is on the son's heart surgery which he goes through without being fully anethesized. This is called anesthetic awareness. The patient is paralyzed by the drugs but still fully aware of what is going on and can feel pain. The son is aware of the pain but scarier still is that he is hearing every word being said. Its up to the mother to figure out what is going on.

This is Howard's first shot at a real writing/directing job I assume (according to IMDB) so he has a bit to learn but its still a pretty good movie and this movie will leave you guessing whats going to happen next.

Awake is rated R.