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Video Review: 'Waking the Dead'

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Waking the Dead

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
performer:
Jennifer Connelly, Billy Crudup, Ed Harris, Sandra Oh
director:
Keith Gordon
distributor:
USA Films
author:
Robert Dillon
genre:
Romance, Drama

We gave it a B-

In 1982, a congressional candidate (Crudup) is haunted by visions of an allegedly deceased hippie chick (Connelly) who raised his consciousness — among other things — during the Nixon Era. Director Keith Gordon (A Midnight Clear) achieves an often-impressive intimacy with his actors, but the visually enticing parable Waking the Dead is ultimately as evanescent as Connelly’s Kentucky accent. B-

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