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||IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 from 5,799 votes
||Release: 24 March 2000 (USA) /
||Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
||Director: Keith Gordon,
||Stars: Bill Haugland, Billy Crudup, Don Jordan, Ed Harris, Hal Holbrook, Ivonne Coll, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Connelly, Larry Marshall, Lawrence Dane, Maxine Guess, Molly Parker, Nelson Landrieu, Paul Hipp, Robert Harding
||Synopsis: Fielding Pierce lives the life of an aspiring politician - in 1972 he's serving in the Coast Guard (trying to avoid Vietnam in the most honorable way), and by 1973 he has entered law school. Along the way he falls in love with Sarah, a fiercely idealistic woman who devotes her life to helping others - unfortunately she's killed in an explosion while assisting members of the Chilean resistance. Nine years later, in the middle of a congressional election, Fielding is suddenly flooded with thoughts and visions of his lost love. Written by ccampbell
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Never mind `Traffic'. Forget `Gladiator'. To find 2000's finest, most
nail-on-the-head perfect film, you'll need to look a little deeper. A small
film that only enjoyed limited release in theaters and isn't getting much
attention on DVD either, is Keith Gordon's latest, `Waking the Dead'.
Back in 1992, there was another under-appreciated independent film called `A
Midnight Clear' that had the misfortune of being released alongside the
likes of `Unforgiven' and `Last of the Mohicans'. For reasons I can't
fathom, this brilliant film seemingly did nothing to help Gordon's career.
His budgets stayed small, but he continued looking for the most daring and
fascinating material. In 1996, he released `Mother Night', another
war-themed film, only this time set in the aftermath of WWII.
With `Waking the Dead', Gordon outdoes himself. He casts Billy Crudup as
Fielding Pierce, an ambitious Coast Guard officer who'd like to be
president--and he means it. His world is turned upside-down when he meets
Sarah Williams (Jennifer Connelly), who just wants to feel like she `lives
on the planet'. Fielding and Sarah could not be more different, yet they
cannot live without each other. Each is the antithesis of the other, which
dooms their relationship and intensifies their love at the same time.
The film begins with the announcement of Sarah's death, and continues
pulling you back and forth in time. Employing this storytelling technique
and maintaining the momentum of the story is a difficult task. While we see
Fielding wrestle with her memory, we're shown the powerful connection these
two had during her life.
What's more, Fielding begins to see visions of her. Some of these visions
are so real, he begins to believe she's alive. The hauntings come just as he
begins campaigning for the U.S. House. It begins to affect his life and
threatens his campaign. The question of whether Sarah is really alive is the
dramatic carrot Gordon dangles in front of us. It's then we realize that she
was his conscience in life and remains so in death.
Gordon pours it on right until the very last frame. He gets the best
performance of Connelly's career out of her, plus a jaw-dropping performance
out of Crudup that's worthy of an Oscar. Whoever was in charge of plugging
this film for awards nominations must have fallen asleep at the wheel
(though I see it did win an Independent Spirit award for its script).
That this film or others in the same situation get no recognition is
definitely for the best. The more popular a film becomes, the more idiots
that come out of the woodwork to second-guess it. So best to leave it to be
discovered by those willing to seek it out. It is 2000's crown jewel.
Grade: A (but only because there isn't a higher grade)
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, Billy Crudup
, Don Jordan
, Ed Harris
, Hal Holbrook
, Ivonne Coll
, Janet McTeer
, Jennifer Connelly
, Larry Marshall
, Lawrence Dane
, Maxine Guess
, Molly Parker
, Nelson Landrieu
, Paul Hipp
, Robert Harding
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