Wakefield

Wakefield

DVD - 2017
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MPAA rating: R; some sexual material and language.
A successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife and children and neighbors. Wakefield becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9786316966872
6316966873
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
NTSC,rda
widescreen
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 108 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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chaliser
Jun 28, 2018

This is about all those parts of us that most of us successfully keep in the corner, and usually mussle fairly soon after the first comment arises in thought. Or at worst, what we might hear shared as gossip, hopefully with a certain amount of shame afterwards. But this guy just keeps it going, fuels more of it with the next emotion-gorged thought, while acting on each one. After a bit you know you're watching a total obsession with a person's most disgusting attributes - fairly totally acted out... which might lead one to ask what's the possibility of an unpredictable outcome - within the 1st half hour. Amazingly (ok, not so much), that's about when I opted for another dvd.

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llm1
Jun 09, 2018

To become better people with the right perspective. Much to ponder. Eyes to see and Ears to hear. Well done

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Les_J
Jun 07, 2018

Pretty interesting, but I wouldn't need to see it a second time. If the ending was used on a television show or movie, it would demand there be a sequel.

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duanetucker
May 06, 2018

Truly pathetic POS.

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marieloudavril
Apr 07, 2018

Excellent movie. A weird and unusual story that is worth it to watch for the emotions and thinking process of this man who has not only left his family but most of all lost himself. Great acting. Touching moments when the disabled 2 children reach him. They seem to understand each other very well, helping him without judgement. Wakefield is one to definitively seek out.

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akirakato
Apr 03, 2018

Directed by Robin Swicord in 2016 based on the 2008 short story of same name by E. L. Doctorow, this American drama delves into a moody meditation on modern living, purpose and love.
Doctorow's short story was inspired by the 1835 story of the same title by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
It is an audacious and thought-provoking film, in which the protagonist leaves his family and eventually leaves himself.
Probably, you will feel totally unsatisfied at the end as I did.
I don't like this drama, but Franz Schubert's Impromptus #3 sounds great!

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MARTHA C BENNER
Apr 02, 2018

Unusual movie but good acting. I did enjoy it!

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poodlegirl
Mar 18, 2018

I found this a well-acted and very clever story. I know comments were both positive and negative but I really liked it!

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mr_chocolate
Mar 06, 2018

My partner and I watched this film with some interest, but found it disappointing and of little worth. The story did raise many questions about what one "should have done" instead of the unlikely situation of what played out in this film. Was an unsettling ending to a film that had just invested the audience through what was more than an improbable story.
After seeing Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad and Godzilla, I do not think he has much of a range as an actor.

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kpelish
Mar 02, 2018

A twisted glimpse into narcissism, sadism,and misogyny. Bryan Cranston plays an entitled middle-aged man who decides to just disappear (bwa-ha-ha!) from his adult responsibilities. He hides out in the second-story of his family's garage, voyeuristically overlooking his home, and scavenges from his neighbors' garbage to survive, providing a bitter voice-over as he watches his family (especially his younger, beautiful trophy wife, Jennifer Garner, in a thankless role) process his disappearance and move on with their lives. Please use the hour and a half to do something positive in your life rather than watch this film :-), similar in tone and worldview to the older film with Michael Douglas, "Falling Down".

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kpelish
Mar 02, 2018

Other: Misogyny, narcissism, sadism, entitlement.

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