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Excellent movie, excellent cast. A story that needs to be told.
"Waking Madison" is a cleverly executed film with an extremely talented cast.
The cast of "Waking Madison" deliver excellent performances, with great emotional depth and complexity.Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Roemer,Will Patton and Francis Conroy really bring some incredible acting chops to the table.
Writer/Director Katherine Brooks does an amazing job of capturing the essence and complexity of a mentally ill person. Brooks approaches the subject of mental illness with great intensity,but leaves the audience feeling hopeful.
The cinematography in the film is absolutely beautiful, and the use of symbolism is very well done.
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