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What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield is the picture of success. He has a loving wife and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window—an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretch into months, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were?
Starring Bryan Cranston, Beverly D’Angelo and Jennifer Garner. Rated R (1 hr 54 min)
New York Observer
Wakefield is a terrific movie, with a devastatingly bravura performance by Bryan Cranston that seizes and grips attention from first scene to last.
In this haunting, darkly funny and elegiac mood piece, Cranston once again displays a nearly unparalleled ability to make us like and care about men who are selfish and impetuous and reckless — yet still seem to have a core of decency buried deep within.
The role is a beast, and Cranston, in a tour de force of touching gravity and aching humanism, gives it everything he’s got. It’s astounding to watch, and an award-caliber performance from an actor who keeps springing surprises.
Cranston is utterly hypnotic as a certain kind of American male on the verge of a nervous breakdown.