Evan Serpick
May 10, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Waking Life

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
99 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/19/01
performer
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Wiley Wiggins
director
Richard Linklater
distributor
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author
Richard Linklater
genre
Animation

We gave it an A

Behold, the rare film that presents something you’ve never seen before. Richard Linklater wrote and directed this meandering tour of dream life, centered on Wiley Wiggins’ encounters with an incredibly garrulous and insightful host of monologuists, but animator Bob Sabiston and his team of artists are the real dreamers. They took digital video footage and animated over it in styles as diverse as their visionary minds could imagine, to create a visually stunning collection of images and ideas. A

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