All member reviews for Waking Life

Common Sense Media says

Love-it-or-hate-it film best for older teens.
 

Users say

(out of 5 reviews)
age 16+
 
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Teen, 15 years old Written bywho3697cares March 14, 2009
age 16+
 
Wih the possible exception of Fantasia, this may be the greatest animated film ever made.
Parent Written bySunteriors October 12, 2012
age 17+
 

one violent scene causes weeks of PTSD flashbacks

Since seeing this animated movie several weeks ago I have frequent flashbacks of one scene with 'Jailbird' describing an act of extreme violence. The scene has little relevance to other scenes in the movie, and has zero redeeming value. My life would be better if I had never seen this movie. I would not recommend this movie to anyone, adult, teenager, or child.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Adult Written bywildwes April 9, 2008
Educator and Parent Written byndearden April 29, 2014
age 15+
 

Thought-provoking

This film models what it means to be a thoughtful and intellectually engaged human being. The focus of the film is on living consciously and deliberately, and I think it is quite age-appropriate for teenagers.
What other families should know
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byArcanely May 17, 2015
age 16+
 

An existentialist's dream.

Not speaking for myself, I suggest it for adolescents aged 16 and over. It's a complex existentialist film about the supposed difference between dreaming and reality. As an aspiring neuroscientist, I found this to be factual as well. However, there are some scenes which I found to be disturbing for the sake of presentation, though that may be subjective and not worthy of mentioning.
What other families should know
Great messages