Release date: Friday November 30, 2007
Running time: 84 min.
Director: Joby Harold
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Jason Kilot, Joana Vicente, John Penotti
Screenplay: Joby Harold
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Christopher McDonald
Official website: www.awakethemovie.com
Rating: R for language, an intense disturbing situation, and brief drug use
Awake is a psychological thriller about a common occurrence called “anesthetic awareness,” a horrifying phenomenon wherein a patient’s (Hayden Christenson) failed anesthesia leaves him fully conscious but physically paralyzed during surgery. The patient’s charming new wife (Jessica Alba) is forced to struggle with her own demons as a terrifying drama unfolds around the couple.