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.

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cmarie20
Jan 09, 2018

What a nasty little man. Turned it off.

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Kim_H
Jan 08, 2018

Great acting,but incomplete ending.

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margarita89
Jan 05, 2018

I don't think I would be wrong in saying this guy is likely the most hated anti-villian in film history right now! And yet, that is oddly a compliment both to WAKEFIELD and Cranston who portrayed him.

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MartineVK
Dec 29, 2017

I get that this is not to be taken literally, but still... A monstrously self-absorbed man takes a vacation from his life by disappearing and living in the attic of his garage. Leaves his wife and children to just get on without him, all the time watching and judging their subsequent actions. Flashbacks show him to be even more of a jerk (and stalker) than he appears in the present time.

Such is the sexism in Hollywood that Cranston's wife is portrayed by Jennifer Garner, who is about 25 years younger than him. Because older women in H-wood films are not to be countenanced. Even non-billionaires must have a younger wife. And then people write articles telling women to "just be more confident." Jesus wept.

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ib1Flowerchild
Dec 26, 2017

What a stupid movie!

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imagenel
Dec 12, 2017

Honey i'm gone... Honey i'm home! Rather zzz... psychodrama with a misogynist whiff about an older insecure husband who staged his disappearance in order to 'survey' his wife's fidelity. Definitely not Cranston's best role. Rear Window was much more fun. For those who like Cranston, check out Trumbo and All the Way (Cranston as LBJ).

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triciar2
Nov 26, 2017

Good but weird.

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samjenks
Nov 02, 2017

I don't like Cranston and almost stopped watching it then he stopped the cursing and dirty speech so I could watch it. Gardner was great.

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maipenrai
Nov 01, 2017

Strange film, but somehow it was mermerizing. Excellent acting. It is an interesting study on a man evaluating his life from a hidden vantage point. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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graybear2
Oct 27, 2017

Incredible performance by Bryan Cranston! Based on a short story, we thought it would drag out, but it really didn't. We liked it. Although I get somewhat annoyed at movies that don't come to a conclusion that neatly tied up, my spouse didn't mind it at all and says it's better that way.

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