All parent member reviews for Awake

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(out of 6 reviews)
age 17+
 
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Adult Written bybutta April 9, 2008
Adult Written bypitti April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

Wonderfully Suspenseful

Like Roger Ebert, I was enthralled by the plot. A good old fashioned Hitchcock-like thriller. Hayden Christesen and Jessica Alba were marvolous in thier roles!
Adult Written bychristian2011 December 30, 2012
age 16+
 

Gives you a graphic look at the potential yet grisly complication known as Anesthesia Awareness.

Awake is a film that mostly showcases you the rare yet deadly risk of anesthesia awareness, which the patient is still awake throughout surgery but completely paralyzed, and is unable to speak or move. There are some very intense, disturbing situations when the main characters starts to unfortunately experience "anesthesia awareness" when he's about to have a heart transplant procedure, and you actually experience him suffering both physically and mentally throughout, which is very hard to watch. The surgical procedure itself is VERY graphic and cringing, showing the cardiac surgeon cut open the chest, remove the heart and implant the new one, with it hardly turning away from the screen. It's appropriate for people at least 17 and over due to the graphic surgical procedures; a man suffering in agony from anesthesia awareness, and the strong language throughout (multiple uses of f**k).
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written bybaba 1 May 13, 2012
age 18+
 

Awake

Verry violent, lots of blood and gore, and lots of sex scenes.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byjsams49 April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

Completely fun/twists you haven't seen before

Really enjoyed this movie. Truly fun/riveting stuff. if you missed it in theaters, get it on dvd!
Adult Written bySpud April 9, 2008
age 0+
 
For a movie centered around an open-heart surgery, it was much less bloody then I assumed it would be. Aside from one close-up shot of the first incision, there is practically no violence at all. On the other hand, the language is WAY too excessive. Someone cusses at least once every three minutes, and that's before they get to the operating room. After the operation starts there's around two obscenities per sentence. At least four "G" words were used, and literally dozens of times when obscenities were said (or yelled). The sexual innuendo isn't as strong as the language, but it's still a bit excessive. Also, the ending is very sad and tragic, and most kids will find it very upsetting.