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Waking the Dead (2000)

Cast: Billy Crudup, Billy Crudup, Jennifer Connelly, more...
Director: Keith Gordon, Keith Gordon
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Studio: Polygram USA Video
Genre: Drama, Romance, Politics and Social Issues, Costume Drama/Period Piece, Ghosts
Running Time: 106 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
A man finds his melancholy turning to madness in this thriller. Young lawyer Fielding Pierce (Billy Crudup) has just thrown his hat in the ring for an upcoming congressional election. He has also been haunted by the memory of his girlfriend Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), who recently died in a car bombing -- and haunted not just figuratively but literally: he's seeing apparitions of Sarah everywhere, and he's starting to wonder if she's really there or if he's going mad. Waking the Dead is based on a novel by Scott Spencer, who also wrote Endless Love, and directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Keith Gordon. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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GreenCine Member Reviews

Find out what the Jennifer Connelly thing is all about by johelinedvd May 31, 2002 - 11:44 AM PDT
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11 out of 14 members found this review helpful
Jennifer Connelly is the en vogue Hollywood starlet, coming off of a string of strong performances including, Requirem for a Dream, Pollack, and her Oscar winning performance in A Beautiful Mind (diehards will also know her from Labyrinth and that she will be featured in the upcoming Hulk.

In Waking..., Connelly is Crudup's lost love. Similar to how Sela Ward was able to convey the depth of Harrison Ford's love and loss in The Fugitive, Jennifer Connelly really makes you feel like you just lost your life's love when she is tragically "killed". You go through the same emotions that Crudup portrays on screen.

This is the type of performance and movie that will get you to see all the rest of Connelly's movies just to skip to her scenes.

Also, Billy Crudup's performance should also be applauded. He both anchors and carries the movie as the central character, and you not only feel his anguish, you also share it. (Similarly, you may start adding Crudup movies to your queque).




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