Wakefield

Wakefield

DVD - 2017
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A successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife and children and neighbors. Wakefield becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, Shout! Factory,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE WAK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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slaroche
Oct 16, 2019

1* Boring

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jazzy4u
Sep 18, 2019

It was well worth watching - only if you are a person who has discovered the key of life is to discover your true self through overcoming evil by choosing good. It personifies how man seeks answers to his own life without the partnership of God in the works. After all, we're all spiritual beings and when we ignore our Creator as well as our own soul, then all we have going for us is listening to our senses, which this man did. He goes in circles listening to his mind spit out thoughts of good and evil, right's and wrong's, truth and lies and he isn't able to distinguish between any of it because only the spirit holds wisdom, knowledge and understanding - which he doesn't use to figure things out. (spoiler: That's why the movie ended with the 'same unanswered questions'). He went on a quest that wasn't planned, accountable, responsible, noble, moral, or given permission for. He had no maps or goals, he hadn't even reached his destination... and then he came back.

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Nooksack20
Mar 04, 2019

A really lousy movie built around an idiotic plot. Story went no where and finished in the same place. Not recommended. Play solitaire instead.

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chaliser
Jun 28, 2018

This is about all those parts of us that most of us successfully keep in the corner, and usually mussle fairly soon after the first comment arises in thought. Or at worst, what we might hear shared as gossip, hopefully with a certain amount of shame afterwards. But this guy just keeps it going, fuels more of it with the next emotion-gorged thought, while acting on each one. After a bit you know you're watching a total obsession with a person's most disgusting attributes - fairly totally acted out... which might lead one to ask what's the possibility of an unpredictable outcome - within the 1st half hour. Amazingly (ok, not so much), that's about when I opted for another dvd.

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llm1
Jun 09, 2018

To become better people with the right perspective. Much to ponder. Eyes to see and Ears to hear. Well done

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Les_J
Jun 07, 2018

Pretty interesting, but I wouldn't need to see it a second time. If the ending was used on a television show or TV movie, it would demand there be a sequel.

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duanetucker
May 06, 2018

Truly pathetic POS.

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marieloudavril
Apr 07, 2018

Excellent movie. A weird and unusual story that is worth it to watch for the emotions and thinking process of this man who has not only left his family but most of all lost himself. Great acting. Touching moments when the disabled 2 children reach him. They seem to understand each other very well, helping him without judgement. Wakefield is one to definitively seek out.

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akirakato
Apr 03, 2018

Directed by Robin Swicord in 2016 based on the 2008 short story of same name by E. L. Doctorow, this American drama delves into a moody meditation on modern living, purpose and love.
Doctorow's short story was inspired by the 1835 story of the same title by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
It is an audacious and thought-provoking film, in which the protagonist leaves his family and eventually leaves himself.
Probably, you will feel totally unsatisfied at the end as I did.
I don't like this drama, but Franz Schubert's Impromptus #3 sounds great!

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Martha C Benner
Apr 02, 2018

Unusual movie but good acting. I did enjoy it!

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kpelish
Mar 02, 2018

Other: Misogyny, narcissism, sadism, entitlement.

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