Waking the Dead
First screened in November 2000
Director: Keith Gordon. Cast: Billy Crudup, Jennifer Connelly, Hal Holbrook, Janet McTeer, Molly Parker, Paul Hipp, Stanley Anderson, Sandra Oh. Screenplay: Robert Dillon (based on the novel by Scott Spencer).

Twitter Capsule: How do you solve a problem like Billy Crudup? Film's ideal for his cold, aloof charisma and still only half works.

VOR:   Yuppie drama as high-grade lacquerware. Ghostiness, political spats could go further. Dissipates fast. Still, you rarely see these themes, characters, or atmosphere.

Photo © 2000 USA Films/Polygram Filmed Entertainment/
Gramercy Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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