Awake is a psychological thriller about a common occurrence called anesthetic awareness, where the anesthesia leaves them awake but paralyzed. In this movie the patient is Hayden Christenson and the patient's new wife is Jessica Alba.
Reviewers Note: The Following review is packed full of spoilers. Normally I don't like to spoil, but in terms of talking about the film a lot of it can't be done without the use of said spoilers. According to "Awake" 1 in every 700 patience will come victim to anesthesia awareness. This means that you'll find yourself awake during the procedure but paralyzed and unable to speak. In short, you're well aware that you're on a surgeon's table. … more
In real life, there's something called "anesthetic awareness" which apparently is a condition in which you are awake during surgery, but paralyzed. You can feel and hear everything, but you can't scream or move. This is the basis for this unrealistic movie that wastes a perfectly good plot by stretching it too far. Short Attention Span Summary (SASS) 1. Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen) is 22, rich, successful, and scared of his mommy … more