Wake 2007 NR

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- DRAMA (2004) Sebastiean (Oscar winner Martin Landau) sits hunched over a typewriter, typing out his demons. As he types, we are transported to a time he has suppressed.

Starring:
Blake Gibbons, Gale Morgan Harold III
Runtime:
1 hour 33 minutes

Wake

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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Hyland on October 1, 2008
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I bought this movie 'cause Gale Harold's in it. He is a beautiful man, a wonderful actor, and I was looking forward to seeing him in a different kind of role from his "Queer as Folk" persona.

And, indeed, different he was. And very, very good, too; the best thing about this movie. But that, I'm afraid, is not saying a whole hell of a lot.

"Wake" is slow, monotonous, pedestrian and pointless. All the characters are unlikeable and uninteresting; their dialogue is stilted and insufferable, their relationships forced and farcical. Admittedly, I hate a movie that begins as a story, years in the future with an older version of the main character reminiscing wistfully (often with a typewriter click-clacking away, as they pen their Great American Novel, complete with the requisite autobiographical voice-over). There are notable exceptions to this rule, but by and large, I like a story to begin at the beginning.

In the case of "Wake", however, I wish it hadn't begun at all.

I wonder if this is a gender thing. Like, almost every guy I know loves "The Shawshank Redemption" with a burning passion, and most women I know can take it or leave it. Maybe the brothers of this dysfunctional family resonate somewhere in the masculine breast.... I hated all of them, and couldn't wait for my torment to end.

In short, "Wake" is all kinds of wrong, and I heartily recommend avoiding it if at all possible. (Which, actually, shouldn't be too hard. Just don't buy it!)

Gale Harold, though: a very beautiful man.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Costello on April 13, 2010
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the reason i got this movie was because i wanted to see more of gale harold's work, he did great in it he plays damaged very well..it was an ok movie, it's heavy and sad the ending i wish they showed what happened to the other brothers
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This is a great story about great characters. And Gale Harold carries an incredible monologue. Everyone is wonderful in this movie, but Gale Harold makes it!
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By Kelly L. Luce on November 24, 2012
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Not really a fan of movies with violence, but as part of the back story I felt okay with it. Interesting characters. Good story. Great role for Gale Harold.
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