#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Howard has a loving wife (Garner), two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. But inwardly he’s suffocating, and eventually he snaps and goes into hiding in his garage attic leaving his family to wonder what happened to him. He observes them from his window – an outsider spying in on his own life – as the days of exile stretch into months. Is it possible to go back to the way things were?
Plot: A man’s nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
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Entertaining but a little pointless
Bryan Cranston did a great job as always, but the plot was a little drawn out. Interesting idea for a movie, there isn’t much explanation as to why he hid away for so long and why no-one ever checked the attic, but quirky and funny at times. The ending was a little frustrating but overall a decent but not amazing movie.
Lost in the attic
Who would have thought a movie about a man hiding in his garage spying on his family would work? However what starts out as odd and off-putting, ends up still odd but totally absorbing.
Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is a successful New York lawyer with a beautiful wife, Diana (Jennifer Garner), twin daughters and house in an upmarket suburb. Then he suddenly leaves it all behind, he vanishes, but he doesn’t go far; he ends up in the attic above his garage studying the lives of his family and his neighbours. As months pass, he lives like a hermit, stealing food from garbage bins at night, but as he studies the others he actually begins to understand more about himself.
Although set in modern day, in a way the Wakefield family seem like a typical family from the 1950s; Howard Wakefield could almost be “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit”. Or maybe suburban life just hasn’t changed all that much despite smartphones, drones and personal trainers.
The film reminds me of a couple of others where a guy drops out of suburban life and dumps family and responsibility: “Kiss the Sky” with William Peterson and “Tom White”, an Australian movie starring Colin Friels.
Unlike the others, Howard does not experience extracurricular sex; a ‘new cookie’ isn’t on his agenda. He just seems alienated from the world that was the norm for most of his life.
“Wakefield” has a light touch but it isn’t a comedy. A number of times Howard asks the audience if everybody at some time or other hasn’t thought of walking away and starting over? However underlying the whole thing is the feeling that what he is doing to his family, particularly Diana, is cruel. She simply doesn’t deserve it. Of course as the movie progresses Howard realises that the problems with his life are mostly of his own doing.
“Wakefield” sneaks up on you. Although the ending is tricky, it’s in keeping with the rest of the movie, which is unexpected to say the least.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Director Robin Swicord
Writer E.L. Doctorow (based on the short story by), Robin Swicord (written for the screen by)
Actors Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Victoria Bruno, Ellery Sprayberry
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Mockingbird Pictures, Dominion Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Amira
Laboratory EFilm (digital intermediate), Kosmos Innertainment Group, Inc.
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)