Waking Life (2001) 1080p YIFY Movie

Waking Life (2001) 1080p

A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

IMDB: 3.00 Likes

  • Genre: Animation | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.92G
  • Resolution: 1920x1040 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 99
  • IMDB Rating: 3.0/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0

The Synopsis for Waking Life (2001) 1080p

Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself? Waking Life follows the dream(s) of one man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld. While trying to figure out a way to wake up, he runs into many people on his way; some of which offer one sentence asides on life, others delving deeply into existential questions and life's mysteries. We become the main character. It becomes our dream and our questions being asked and answered. Can we control our dreams? What are they telling us about life? About death? About ourselves and where we come from and where we are going? The film does not answer all these for us. Instead, it inspires us to ask the questions and find the answers ourselves.

The Director and Players for Waking Life (2001) 1080p

[Director]Richard Linklater
[Role:]Lorelei Linklater
[Role:]Trevor Jack Brooks
[Role:]Ethan Hawke

The Reviews for Waking Life (2001) 1080p

Pretentious, poorly executed - blah!Reviewed byrvm-2Vote: 1/10

Oh, if only I could have that 1 1/2 hrs of my life back.

I had the impression that screenwriter read some books on philosophy that excited him, and thought that by cutting and pasting those passages into the script he'd convey that excitement. That's the way the "dialogue" came across, anyway. The result is a pedantic, pretentious, disjointed mess that also lacked a decent plot.

The "jiggle vision" animation didn't help, either. I found myself closing my eyes to eliminate the distraction so I follow the dialogue, but it wasn't worth it. I found the monologue approach preachy and insulting, a lazy effort on the part of the writers where ideas were spouted quickly and unchallenged, and heavy-weight philosopher names were dropped (answer to question in the movie: "laziness"). I kept thinking "Wait a minute! Wait a minute!" as premise after questionable premise and argument was tossed forth, but left behind as the volume of philosophical babble increased, but not the quality. It reminded me of a bad 3rd year philosophy class I took once, but far worse. Some of the speeches in this movie might have impressed me as a teenager, but they smacked of confused pseudo-intellectualism instead.

It's too bad, really. I'm pleasantly surprised that something so unusual could find its way into the theatres. I'll give the filmmaker full marks for trying something different, even if I was in pain for 90 minutes as a result. At least it wasn't formula. The animation approach could have been interesting, if applied better to pointedly enhance surrealism, but it was wasted here. I didn't see any real art in it. *Some* of the observations and remarks made by the characters were superficially interesting, but unfortunately nothing was done with any of these points (like actually integrating them into a lucid story, even a surreal one, and thereby creating context). "Jacobs Ladder", which had live actors, took a similarly surreal approach to dreams, but was far more effective and intelligent.

A lesson in pedantryReviewed byChristopher MartinezVote: 1/10

This was the most pedantic film I've ever seen in my entire life. Aside from the unoriginal "live life" theme, it lacked any subtlety and I believe that the animation defeated its own purposes; the animation made me feel even more removed and I felt no empathy, or even sympathy, for anything going on. The only decent moment in the film is the scene with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

I'll concede that this film might help open the eyes--or the minds--of suburban tabulae rasae, but a fifth-year senior at UC Berkeley is unlikely to find the message innovative. And anyone who has a broader sense of himself in the world would feel the same way too.

Reviewed byA.O. ScottVote: /10

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