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4,892 Ratings

Waking Life

Directed by Richard Linklater
United States, 2001
Animation, Avant-Garde, Comedy


A young man remains in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

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Waking Life Directed by Richard Linklater

Critics reviews

A constantly shifting panoply of visual styles conjures up a twitching and palpitating universe where everything’s in a perpetual state of becoming, not only from scene to scene but from second to second.
October 26, 1991
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