When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals. At one fateful funeral, she unexpectedly ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ad

Genius (TV Series 2017)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A series which explores how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life, yet managed to go on to solve the secrets of the universe.

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Nicholas Rowe
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.

Director: Thomas Jahn
Stars: Ian Somerhalder, Ruta Gedmintas, Oliver Debuschewitz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

In Los Angeles, Andy Conners works in Fearless Records selecting new talents. Andy is in love and engaged to Lauren Baker for one year but he is unable to satisfy Lauren in bed. Further, he... See full summary »

Director: Scott Culver
Stars: Josh Meyers, Krysten Ritter, Eugene Byrd
The Anomaly (2014)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An ex-soldier named Ryan Reeve is taken captive by the "Anomaly" organization where he learns that he only has 9:47 minutes/seconds to find out why they want him dead.

Director: Noel Clarke
Stars: Noel Clarke, Ian Somerhalder, Brian Cox
Marco Polo (TV Movie 2007)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The series follows the adventures and discoveries of the Venetian, Marco Polo.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Ian Somerhalder, BD Wong, Desiree Siahaan
Fireball (TV Movie 2009)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Inspector Ava Williams investigates a prison fire to its source, a prisoner seeking revenge against those who put him behind bars.

Director: Kristoffer Tabori
Stars: Ian Somerhalder, Lexa Doig, Aleks Paunovic
Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A young boy uses his video camera that he got for his birthday to spy on his mother's boyfriend, who's plotting a crime. Mix in a nosy neighbor, jealous fiancé, shady maintenance man, a UPS... See full summary »

Director: Sticky Fingaz
Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Sticky Fingaz, Vivica A. Fox
Lost City Raiders (TV Movie 2008)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The year is 2048, and global warming has flooded much of Earth's land areas. A father and his two sons try to salvage treasures from sunken buildings when they are given an important assignment by the New Vatican.

Director: Jean de Segonzac
Stars: James Brolin, Ian Somerhalder, Bettina Zimmermann
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Interview and commentary with cast and crew and film scholars of the TV series The Vampire Diaries (2009) exploring the popularity of vampires and the fans who love them.

Stars: Angela Aleiss, Matthew Davis, Nina Dobrev
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.

Director: Martin Guigui
Stars: Lauren Holly, Faye Dunaway, Ian Somerhalder
Fearless (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A girl without the gene for fear becomes an FBI agent. Based on a book series.

Director: Blair Hayes
Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Bianca Lawson, Eric Balfour
Pulse I (2006)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

Director: Jim Sonzero
Stars: Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Christina Milian
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Shane
...
...
...
...
Detective Daniels
...
...
...
...
...
...
Priest
Lizette Carrion ...
Edit

Storyline

When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals. At one fateful funeral, she unexpectedly meets Tyler, a man mourning his fiancée. Despite the warnings of her undertaker best friend Shane and her roommate Lila, she finds herself connecting to someone for the first time. Searching for answers, Carys goes to see her estranged mother to confront her past. And as she tries to open herself to the risks of love with Tyler, she realizes she may have more to fear than just a broken heart. Written by BME

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Meet Carys. She's a mourning person...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eszmélés  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Wake" crisscrosses genres but shines with originality
12 June 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Wake" is a weird type of movie, completely unique and original, and because it's so off-kilter, you're left thinking about it after it ends.

It is marketed as a quirky romantic comedy. It isn't, but that is how it begins. Bijou Phillips stars as Carys Reitman, an emotionally-stunted pretty girl who is searching for a life connection. Not a guy, but emotion, to be able to feel the same way inside as others do. Of course she meets a guy. You expect the movie to continue as a romantic comedy, with comedic lines from her roommate and friends, and the usual awkwardness when the girl keeps lies from the guy.

Instead, "Wake" took a fairly dark turn, and meandered through various genres not usually associated with romantic comedy. I was pleased that it didn't take the predictable route, but I was also put off by how weird and jarring the film had become.

Ultimately, the film is a character drama about Carys. In this regard the film was quite good, Carys is a unique and original character, she has her flaws and she is captivating. Carys' journey to understand herself and human nature is beautiful.

Becareful of labelling this as a romantic comedy, and be on the look out for odd turns, but as a character drama this film can be enjoyed. If you're looking for something different that you can't quite put your finger on, then "Wake" is your choice.


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?