Wide Awake Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Wide Awake the Movie

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After the death of his beloved grandfather (Loggia), a young Catholic school boy (Cross) begins a mission to find God in order to find out if his grandpa is O.K. He asks difficult questions of his parents (Leary and Delaney) and teachers, including O'Donnell as a sports obsessed nun who compares Jesus and his disciples to a baseball team. He explores Judaism, Islam and Buddhism as well as Christianity. Finally he has an encounter with an angel that restores his faith. While Cross comes across well, the fellow youngsters in the movie have a stagy stiffness to their lines and expressions that lend the movie a hokey feel.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Childhood Visions, Angels, Coming of Age, Family Ties, Heaven Sent, Nuns & Priests, Religion, Baseball
Screenplay
M. Night Shyamalan
Cast
Joseph Cross, Dana Delany, Rosie O'Donnell, Denis Leary, Robert Loggia, Dan Lauria, Timothy Reifsnyder, Camryn Manheim
Cinematography
Adam Holender
Director
M. Night Shyamalan
Music
Edmund Choi
Producer
Miramax Films

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