With Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Christopher McDonald

Written & Directed by Joby Harold

A young man who inherited his father’s empire marries the love of his life against his domineering mother’s wishes (who sees her as being below his station). But, his money and privilege seems to mean little with his serious heart condition. He is due for surgery, and the doctor he has chosen (and befriended) also does not meet his mother’s approval. When he goes under in the operating theatre, he is trapped in a shocking phenomenon known as anesthetic awareness. This is when a patient appears to be unconscious to the medical staff, but they are in fact wide awake, all of their senses active!
As Spielberg’s Jaws kept many people from entering the ocean, Awake may well convince those already frightened of surgery to go the homeopathic route.

3 / C
- Paul Blom

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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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