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Waking Life

12 Ratings: 3.9
A movie directed by Richard Linklater

Waking Life is a film that never settles down. Or maybe it never wakes up. Regardless, Richard Linklater's animated meditation seems to strike a perfect balance between the plotless meanderings of Slackerand the unquenchable knowledge-seeking of … see full wiki

Director: Richard Linklater
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Release Date: 19 October 2001 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Waking Life
review by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
  Waking Life is on the top of my “favorite movies of all time” list. When I make a new friend that I really respect, if they haven’t already seen this film, one of the first things I will do is invite them over to watch it. This movie has had such an influence on my life that it has even inspired me to major in Philosophy.    I will admit that this film is definitely not for everyone. For one thing, there is no real plot. Waking Life consists of a series of …
review by . June 06, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
I won't waste time critiquing parts of this movie. Suffice to say I loved the whole thing. I've never seen Rotoscoping done so well, it's a far cry from Ralph Bakshi's use of it. The lack of a plot did not bother me. The thrust of the movie is to live in the moment, totally experience it, so where it was going did not concern me. There actually was a plot, just a very straight forward one. I won't give it away though. The dialoug was wonderful--the insights into life, death and dreams very profound. …
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