Waking Life

Rated R 99 minutes 2001

After accepting the dizzying computer-animated pulses that cause tables to levitate and mustaches to twitch, can you ponder how the origin of language transcends our isolation through mankind?s evolutionary cycle of complex carbon arrangements governed by quantum mechanics so self destruction perpetuates and we are reincarnated as a poetic representation of our collective memory? Huh? Never mind comprehending this psychobabble about the meaning of life; the first feat is overcoming the nauseating animated look created by writer/director Richard Linklater, who painted over live-action footage with computer-enhanced images to achieve a dreamlike effect. Regardless of this daring technological advancement, the film is nothing more than an excuse for Linklater to vent his theoretical bullshit through characters from his previous films in random monologues, leaving audiences bored and prone to motion sickness.

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Official Site: www.wakinglifemovie.com

Director: Richard Linklater

Writer: Richard Linklater

Producer: Anne Walker-McBay, Tommy Pallotta, Palmer West, Jonah Smith, Jonathan Sehring, Caroline Kaplan and John Sloss

Cast: Wiley Wiggins, Trevor Brooks, Lorelei Linklater, Glover Gill, Lara Hicks, Ames Asbell, Leigh Mahoney, Sara Nelson, Jeanine Attaway, Bill Wise, Robert Solomon, Kim Krizan, Eamonn Healy, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Charles Gunning, David Sosa, Alex Jones, Aklilu Gebrewald, Carol Dawson, Lisa Moore, Steve Fitch, Louis Mackey, Alex Nixon, Violet Nichols, Steven Prince, Ken Webster, Mary McBay, Kregg A. Foote and Jason T. Hodge

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