DVD - 2017
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"A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months"--From www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: FIC Wakef
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.


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Mar 18, 2018

I found this a well-acted and very clever story. I know comments were both positive and negative but I really liked it!

Mar 06, 2018

My partner and I watched this film with some interest, but found it disappointing and of little worth. The story did raise many questions about what one "should have done" instead of the unlikely situation of what played out in this film. Was an unsettling ending to a film that had just invested the audience through what was more than an improbable story.
After seeing Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad and Godzilla, I do not think he has much of a range as an actor.

Mar 02, 2018

A twisted glimpse into narcissism, sadism,and misogyny. Bryan Cranston plays an entitled middle-aged man who decides to just disappear (bwa-ha-ha!) from his adult responsibilities. He hides out in the second-story of his family's garage, voyeuristically overlooking his home, and scavenges from his neighbors' garbage to survive, providing a bitter voice-over as he watches his family (especially his younger, beautiful trophy wife, Jennifer Garner, in a thankless role) process his disappearance and move on with their lives. Please use the hour and a half to do something positive in your life rather than watch this film :-), similar in tone and worldview to the older film with Michael Douglas, "Falling Down".

Jan 09, 2018

What a nasty little man. Turned it off.

Jan 08, 2018

Great acting,but incomplete ending.

Jan 05, 2018

I don't think I would be wrong in saying this guy is likely the most hated anti-villian in film history right now! And yet, that is oddly a compliment both to WAKEFIELD and Cranston who portrayed him.

Dec 29, 2017

I get that this is not to be taken literally, but still... A monstrously self-absorbed man takes a vacation from his life by disappearing and living in the attic of his garage. Leaves his wife and children to just get on without him, all the time watching and judging their subsequent actions. Flashbacks show him to be even more of a jerk (and stalker) than he appears in the present time.

Such is the sexism in Hollywood that Cranston's wife is portrayed by Jennifer Garner, who is about 25 years younger than him. Because older women in H-wood films are not to be countenanced. Even non-billionaires must have a younger wife. And then people write articles telling women to "just be more confident." Jesus wept.

Dec 26, 2017

What a stupid movie!

Dec 12, 2017

Honey i'm gone... Honey i'm home! Rather zzz... psychodrama with a misogynist whiff about an older insecure husband who staged his disappearance in order to 'survey' his wife's fidelity. Definitely not Cranston's best role. Rear Window was much more fun. For those who like Cranston, check out Trumbo and All the Way (Cranston as LBJ).

Nov 26, 2017

Good but weird.

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Mar 02, 2018

Other: Misogyny, narcissism, sadism, entitlement.

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