Waking Life (2001)

R   |    |  Animation, Drama, Fantasy

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A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.




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  • Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater at an event for Waking Life (2001)
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  • Ethan Hawke at an event for Waking Life (2001)
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12 December 2004 | la_jane16
random beauty of the subconscious
Waking Life is probably one of the most randomly amazing works that I have seen. It's lack of a plot, random events, and constant motion give it the dreamlike feel. The ideas are all so intriguing that I don't understand how anyone can hate this movie. I can understand that it could be hard to sit through if you're tired, or if you refuse to contemplate the endless possibilities presented. I'll also admit that some people would find it very hard to watch the animation, but to me it keeps your attention. I tried to imagine what this movie would have been like if it hadn't been animated and I don't think it would have had the impact on as many people as it has if it weren't for the animation. I think that anyone who enjoys the topic of dreams would find it worthwhile. I could watch this movie over and over and still find something that I hadn't noticed before. If you don't like movies that make you think, don't watch it. But if you want a movie that gives you a lot of things to think about and allows you the freedom to interpret it in many different ways . . . check it out!

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