Movie Review-Wakey Wakey


Review-Wakey Wakey centers on Josie who suffers from Narcolepsy, which in her state makes it extremely hard to separate real from the dream state. Her half-sister Samantha who we think at the start is going to be helping her out, in reality we find out that Samantha is using manipulation to confuse Josie and thru that she starts to take advantage of both her and the situation. What works for this film is that it does not overstay its welcome, it clocks in at a little over an hour and in that hour it gives you a lot to really think about. The film is unique in its storytelling, while most audience may not have the patience for a simple art house film; I really had fun with it. In its storytelling it uses art and the atmosphere of the film is almost a character in itself. This is one of those films that you know in a few years will be referenced back to when the director makes that major film that puts him on the map. This to me left me feeling the same way I did when I saw Darren Aronofsky do PI, or when Lynch did Eraserhead. This is that art film that is so different and unique that after it’s over, you just sit there and scratch your head and wonder what you just witnessed.

This film has such a smartness an awareness that there really is not one moment that felt like it was wasted, when Josie starts to realize what her half-sister is doing to her is when the film opens up this sexual attraction. While the sexuality is not graphic or over the top it is almost like a dream like sexual feeling that you feel along with her. That is the one thing this film really accomplishes the best, it puts you in the story and you are a part of the characters. If you are expecting graphic violence and blood, you are in the wrong film. This film could be classified as a slow burn, but the story is so intriguing that most people who are into art films will not mind, and will stick it out just to see how this film will run its course. I think this film is a look into a future that is going to definitely shine, I would love to one day see people think of this film the same way today we view art films from the late 70’s and early 80’s. This is a one of a kind film and is not for everyone, but if you are willing to take a chance, this film will give you something to really think about.

8 out of 10