Waking Life (2001)

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 80% / Audience 87%

8/10

Rated R 1 hr 41 mins

GENRES
Animation • Drama
DIRECTION
Richard Linklater
CAST
Wiley Wiggins  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Julie Delpy  •  Ken Webster

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