Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, and Terrence Howard star in first-time director/screenwriter Joby Harold's nerve-jangling psychological thriller about a man who experiences the frighteningly common surgical phenomenon known as "anesthetic awareness," in which those laid out on the operating table remain acutely aware of what is going on around them despite remaining completely paralyzed and unable to cry out for help. When a successful young man (Christensen) goes under the knife and realizes that the anesthesia hasn't quite done its job, the horror quickly sets in as his worried wife (Alba) waits anxiously and a terrifying drama unfolds in the operating room. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
The movie could have been better as a 40-minute short, by the 30-minute mark I was slowly getting bored. Then the disembodied screaming was hilariously corny and overacted, not even remotely gripping unless this is a personal phobia of yours, and all of the cheesy dream sequences are little more than boring filler. The movie might have actually been a bit gripping if it was all cut out. Jessica Alba is good looking, but really phones it in here and can't save this movie from the dustbin. Overall, I wish I had that hour and a half back. Watch Sublime instead.
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