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Wakefield (2016)

R | | Drama | 19 May 2017 (USA)
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A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.

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Babs
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Diana Wakefield
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Ben Jacobs
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Dirk Morrison
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Emily
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Giselle
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Taylor
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Homeless Man
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Herbert
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Ellen
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Professor
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Male Cop (as Derek Weston)
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Dr. Sondervan
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Dimi Gleaner
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Storyline

Howard has a loving wife (Garner), two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. But inwardly he's suffocating, and eventually he snaps and goes into hiding in his garage attic leaving his family to wonder what happened to him. He observes them from his window - an outsider spying in on his own life - as the days of exile stretch into months. Is it possible to go back to the way things were? Written by JAP

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What would your life be like without you?

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Drama

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Rated R for some sexual material and language | See all certifications »
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19 May 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida em Espera  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$14,120, 19 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$259,412, 14 July 2017
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At around 32 minutes Howard is reading the book "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV" by Robert A. Caro. This is likely to be a nod to the actor's portrayal of Johnson in stage productions with the American Repertory Theater, a separate production on Broadway and in the film All the Way (2016). See more »

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The train Wakefield boarded from Grand Central was a diesel hauled train. A power outage might have affected the train's motion (electric trains stalled ahead etc), but it would not have affected the lights in the train given that the power comes from the diesel locomotive. See more »

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Howard Wakefield: People will say that I left my wife and I suppose, as a factual matter, I did, but where was the intentionality? I had no thought of deserting her.
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Biggest Anticlimax
12 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

To put it frankly, I feel like I've just been robbed of 1hr and 46minutes of my life. I saw the film through hoping that the end would make the rest of it a little less shocking but no that didn't happen. That's 1hr 46minutes I'll never see again.

Bryan Cranston should have stuck to being Walter White because his career just took a right nosedive.


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