Clay's heart shows an asystole on the EKG monitor, yet the surgeon yells "V-Fib" (Ventricular Fibrillation) and calls for the defibrillator, clearly he is not in Ventricular Fibrillation but in asystole, and asystole i.e. non-beating heart, cannot and must not be defibrillated. See more »
This is a bit of a disappointment. It's got a heavy, slick gloss over the whole thing, with big name actors and a touching soundtrack and a happy ending and all, so what happened? This is all very calculated and fake, like a soap opera rather than a riveting drama. It is especially good towards the middle, but sort of falls apart at the end with a half baked conclusion. It is good enough to keep you interested, but this is not a very well written movie overall. The script is just terrible, for one, and the suspense is nonexistent because of this. Hayden Christiansen is not a terrible actor, but he is incompetent and definitely not fit for a role in a gripping hospital drama such as this, for that needs actual emotion.
Awake is an underwhelming and substandard film without enough emotion or realism to keep this whole thing compelling. Only recommended if you're bored, really. NEXT!
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