Awake

Every year, one in 700 people wake up during surgery. When they planned her husband's murder, they never thought he'd be the one.


Awake
A rich young man with heart problems is in love with a girl who works for his mother. His mother would not approve of their relationship. He marries her anyway, as he is about to undergo a heart transplant and may die. On the operating table, the anaesthesia fails to knock him out, leaving him conscious but paralyzed. He listens in horror as he hears his doctor, his friend, discuss his murder... However the doctors had failed to consider what his pretty new wife may be capable of...

83 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Drama, Thriller.

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His heart is mine...
His heart is mine...

Credits

Cast
Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Christopher McDonald, Sam Robards, Arliss Howard
Director
Joby Harold
ScreenplayJoby Harold
MusicSamuel Sim
CinematographyRussell Carpenter
EditingCraig McKay
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2007
Produced byGreeneStreet Films, The Weinstein Company, Open City Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller, drama
LanguageStrong
NudityNone
SexSome
ViolenceGraphic surgery
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsTense drama with graphic scenes of heart surgery which might disturb sensitive viewers.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Atiyyah Khan quote iconA mercy killing would have been a kinder cut.
5
Die Burger
Sanette Lomberg
10
Cape Times
Jan Stuart quote iconExtremely painful to watch.
5
The Citizen
David Jenkin quote iconThe gore and the general discomfort of the idea will be the only thing this film will be remembered for.
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
8
24.com
Ashlin Simpson quote iconAwake is worth the watch, not brilliant, not piss-your-pants scary, but certainly very good.
10
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconAs thrillers go, this one shows few vital signs.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconDo not believe anything you hear about Awake, do not talk to anyone about it, and above all do not even glance at the poster or ads, which criminally reveal a crucial plot twist. This movie, which was withheld from critics, and has scored a pitiful 13 percent on the Tomatometer from those few who were able to see it, is a surprisingly effective thriller.
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconThere’s something to be said for silliness played straight, and writer-director Joby Harold’s debut Awake is a semi-marvel of poker-faced ridiculousness.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIt'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.
10
ScreenIt
quote iconYawn, I could barely stay wide-eyed and bushy-tailed as things progressively unfolded into nothing but a cinematic mess Without a heart of its own to make us care, this film is in serious need of a script transplant.
5
Metacritic.com
17 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
53 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWould have benefited from more efficient performances and direction.
5

What the People say

Internet
9996 Netizens quote iconWhy only 6.5? I was so entertained!
13

Average .. 43%

9

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