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The Lazarus Project (2008)

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A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility.

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Katie Garvey (as Brooklyn Proulx)
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A harrowing and frightening thriller about a man who has everything he's ever loved stripped away from him; and to earn his life and family back, he must face obstacles of mystical origins, endure countless tests of his faith, struggle with his own sanity, and explore the depth and the power of his soul. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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24 October 2008 (Taiwan)  »

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The Heaven Project  »

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Near the end of the movie when Ben is taking the red Ford pickup, he puts his right hand on the shifter (which is in the Park position). At that moment the sound of the engine starting is heard. The ignition switch on that model is on the lower dashboard to the right of the steering column, which would have been impossible for him to reach with either hand at that moment. See more »

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Katie Garvey: Daddy, what's the greatest thing you ever saw?
Ben Garvey: Greatest thing you ever saw. Umm. One time when I was a little boy, I was playing with my slingshot and I saw this Jaybird. I don't know why but I shot him.
Katie Garvey: You killed a birdie?
Ben Garvey: I didn't mean to. I don't even know why I shot at him, but I felt so bad, I started praying to God that he would come back. And all of a sudden the Jaybird woke up. He just flew away.
Katie Garvey: God saved him?
Ben Garvey: Yeah, I think so.
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Sorry For The Cliché But........"Pleasantly Surprised"
8 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friend stumbled across this film on the net, and lent it to me on high recommendation. My friend and I really don't have similar tastes in movies though, so initially I was more skeptical than anything else about the film. As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about, The Lazarus Project is a legitimate sleeper.

The movie opens with a man named Ben (Paul Walker) and his wife and daughter at home. Ben has recently been released from prison after a fair amount of time served. The film then moves onto showing the audience how Ben is rehabilitated and trying to make a good life for his family and himself. I wont say anymore to spoil anything, but something quite unexpected takes place to shake up the plot, and from there, you're off. This movie has great cinematography for its settings and Paul Walker, though still in a normal Paul Walker role, does show some potential talent in every necessary scene.

All in all, if you have a means of seeing The Lazarus Project, I would also highly recommend it to you. Follow along throughout, and when the credits role, you too may have that feeling of an unexpected treat.


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