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Wakefield (2016)

R | | Drama | 19 May 2017 (USA)
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A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.

Director:

Robin Swicord

Writers:

E.L. Doctorow (based on the short story by), Robin Swicord (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Howard Wakefield
Jennifer Garner ... Diana Wakefield
Victoria Bruno ... Taylor
Ellery Sprayberry ... Giselle
Monica Lawson ... Ellen
Derek Alvarado ... Male Police Officer (as Derek Weston)
Beverly D'Angelo ... Babs
Ian Anthony Dale ... Ben Jacobs
Tracey Walter ... Homeless Man
Pippa Bennett-Warner ... Emily
Isaac Leyva ... Herbert
Alexander Zale ... Dr. Sondervan
Jason O'Mara ... Dirk Morrison
Eliza Coleman ... Gleaner Woman
Cameron Simmons ... Gleaner
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Storyline

Howard has a loving wife (Garner), two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. But inwardly he's suffocating, and eventually he snaps and goes into hiding in his garage attic leaving his family to wonder what happened to him. He observes them from his window - an outsider spying in on his own life - as the days of exile stretch into months. Is it possible to go back to the way things were? Written by JAP

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What would your life be like without you?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida em Espera See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,120, 19 May 2017

Gross USA:

$259,412
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Babs is also the name of the character portrayed by Beverly D'Angelo in the series and movie Entourage. See more »

Goofs

The train Wakefield boarded from Grand Central was a diesel hauled train. A power outage might have affected the train's motion (electric trains stalled ahead etc), but it would not have affected the lights in the train given that the power comes from the diesel locomotive. See more »

Quotes

Howard Wakefield: [Narrating] "The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath." Your whole life you hear that quoted. I never got it till now. Mercy is not something you ever get to request. Not strained means not forced. It's given freely. No reason. Just a gift drops from the sky. Twice blessed. Blessing him that gives and him that takes, if I remember it correctly. The giving and the taking all in one.
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Entertaining but a little pointless
24 September 2017 | by gallagherkellieSee all my reviews

Bryan Cranston did a great job as always, but the plot was a little drawn out. Interesting idea for a movie, there isn't much explanation as to why he hid away for so long and why no-one ever checked the attic, but quirky and funny at times. The ending was a little frustrating but overall a decent but not amazing movie.


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