Clay Beresford is a young and talented multi-millionaire who’s been living under the hood of his mother and in the shadow of his deceased dad who he only has fond memories of. He’s in love with Samantha Lockwood who he hides from his mother as he believes she won’t approve of the affair but for the rest he’s got just about everything to be happy about except a heart condition. He decides to live his life to the fullest and the day he secretely marries Samantha a great message arrives: a new heart has been found and surgery can take place the same evening even.
His mother urges Clay to have him be operated by her doctor, but he has all confidence in his friend Dr. Jack Harper who has saved him before when his heart started acting up for the first time. However, during surgery something goes with the narcosys and Clay – although parallised – remains fully consient of what’s going on and what he hears is all but comforting. It seems Harper has a hidden agenda which will cost Clay’s life…
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is pretty good without too many compression errors, good amount of detail and no grain. A nice transfer although not of reference quality.
The soundtrack uses the surround speakers for some additional atmosphere and does this very nicely. The dialogues are always clear and understandable.
Awake is a surprisingly good movie no thanks to Hayden Christensen who seems to still be playing the depressed Anakin from Star Wars. In fact, it’s more thanks to the storyline and plot twists that the movie manages to rise above average. Ok, the obligatory Hollywood happy ending is still present but the way we get there is quite original. Instead of a full-blown action movie with lots of special effects we get a decent thriller that runs on emotion and relationships, which is nice for a change.
Awake will never win any rewards but it’s craftly made and as such deserves to be checked out.