Waking The Dead details
|Starring:||Sandra Oh, Hal Holbrook, Janet McTeer, Billy Crudup, Molly Parker, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Hipp|
|Studio:||4 FRONT VIDEO|
Waking The Dead
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Feb 2005|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish|
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Clumsy and shallow dramaBy Philip Concannon from London , 19 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]When budding polititian Fielding Pierce(Billy Crudup) meets activist Sarah(Jennifer Connelly) they instantly fall in love. However, when Sarah is killed by a car bomb Fielding slowly manages to rebuild his life. Ten years later Fielding starts to 'see' Sarah with increasing regularity, is it simply haunting memories or could Sarah have survived the tragic bombing?
Keith Gordon sets his drama up as an intriguing mixture of love story and ghost story and winds up falling between the two stools. Crudup and Connelly both give decent performances but their relationship is sketchy at best and Gordon's slow development of the sleepy plot doesn't help matters.
Gordon never brings the different elements together and the ambiguous climax will frustrate viewers who have stayed with the movie until that point.
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Atmospheric snapshotBy Whipster (663 reviews) from Shropshire , 20 Jul 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI don't agree with all of the negative views expressed about this movie, personally I found the story intriguing and ultimately quite satisfying. Cinematographically it's beautifully presented with lots of atmospheric camera shots and nice use of fadeouts, white screens etc. Excellent performances from Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly bring the time lines alive, and the pairs screen chemistry is very convincing. The storyline is simply an examination of love and loss. The pleasure of being with someone that we adore but also the pain if something tragic happens to them. And the final question you're allowed to ponder...did Sarah really die. 4 stars.
Lost It's WayBy a customer from Dartford , 17 Aug 2009'Waking the Dead' is one of those titles that has a double meaning, for it applies to Fielding as much as it does to Sarah. That sense of ambiguity pervades Keith Gordon's 2000 film and certainly explains why the ending is so open to interpretation. But for me it does not quite work in the end, although Fielding's scene in his Congressional office works much better than his dinner with his family. Still, this is an interesting film for those who like to see film that try to play with an audience's mind (and which should be avoid like the plague by those who did enjoy 'Fight Club' or 'Memento').
AVerage film boosted by brilliant performance by Crudup!By a customer from London , 11 Feb 2008This film has an average rating and yes it is an average film but i was pleasantly surprised! the story itself is nothing special and there is nothing within the plot or script that particularly jumps out but Billy Crudup's performance was amazing and alongside the soundtrack he really provided a haunting melancholy atmosphere that touched me (especially his scene with his family around the dinner table in the restaurant-you'll know it when you see it) i recommend this film if you are in the mood for a non-soppy love film and have a night spare to sit in a dark, quiet room with a fire going and the curtains drawn.
billy crudupBy Rona Mairi Williamson from Glasgow , 04 Nov 2007unusual story. quite good. billy crudup's performance is the highlight of the entire film. fantastic actor. found jennifer connelly's character annoying really and alot of the dialogue was quite pretentious but it's worth a watch just for billy crudup's performance.
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good but slowBy a customer from LONDON , 23 Oct 2007I chosse this item because it had jennifer connolly in it. its quite a sweet movie and heavey on the mello drama. Don't watch if your a typical bloke