Waking Life


It takes a lot to watch it, it makes you think. But, it is worth it. It is the most intellectual movie I have ever enjoyed.

>>By buzzle   (Tuesday, 7 Jan 2003 09:04)

I enjoyed the animation emmencely. The plot was rather hollow. The movie had the potental to be more than it is. :(

>>By redrabbit   (Wednesday, 5 Mar 2003 20:08)

u have to be stoned to watch it...

>>By blindreaper....   (Monday, 31 Mar 2003 05:07)

Get stoney, let the film take your point of attention to another level, don't trip out on it too hard but understand that what is said is Truth.

>>By Krackbetweenworlds   (Saturday, 5 Apr 2003 11:57)

This is my most favorite movie.. it is so deep and so intellgent. Anyone who does not like it probably just does not get it. Watch the movie again a few times and you will soon see it's beauty and insight.

>>By Erika   (Tuesday, 20 May 2003 19:12)

one of the best movies I've ever seen...makes you view life on a different perspective

>>By BLiSS   (Sunday, 25 May 2003 10:03)

it's not your average "no-brainer" movie. One of the most brilliant movies I've seen yet!

>>By Mina   (Sunday, 25 May 2003 10:05)

Yeah the first time I watched it I was stoned and I did trip out too hard, because it is very intense, and I couldn't watch it all. each section of this movie could spawn a discussion for hours and in a university philosophy class or something, and that is why it is so hard to grasp the first time. It is so hard to watch the brilliant artwork that moves with the Language so fluidly. But I watched it again when I woke up the next day and you really have to concentrate, this ain't a movie that you rent on a first date. If you miss the beginning of a discussion you may be lost and just try to pick up on the nexy one. It is brillant, and I want to own this one!!!

>>By MsFitz   (Monday, 26 May 2003 16:52)

I've watched it again and again and am still not bored...one of the best movies ever made...and I am not just saying it..anyone with an open mind is going to find this work brilliant.

>>By aman   (Friday, 4 Jul 2003 04:58)

I like the movie in that it takes you through what the writer is thinking and what he has learned in life without patronizing you or leaving you behind either, it is a curious theory that was brilliantly portrayed in an artistic way.

>>By Pat   (Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003 08:42)

Plot wise, this movie is week, but i don't think that was the point of it. I restate that, the plot wasn't weak, it just didn't ever have an end. Was he dreaming the whole time???Did he ever wake up if he was dreaming???Is he alive or is he dead??? Was he living in another world, and his memory of the real world just a dream??? The movie leaves you wondering the whole time, and it never gives you the answer, but then the whole movie is pondering what cannot be answered. So it all fits so well. Overall an awsome movie, and if you take the time to actually understand it all, may chang the way you think and percieve things.

>>By 7L-weenie   (Saturday, 9 Aug 2003 23:48)

if the movie really answered any questions it would be automatically seized and stored in area 51. no really, i loved it, the music, the feeling, the charactors, the insights, the lack of plot and inconsistant animation, all of it. i am no movie critic, i am hardly even a regular participant, but i am a dreamer.

>>By Dr. Scatter   (Friday, 19 Sep 2003 07:01)

those who dont get the philosophical content in waking life should just watch it a few more times. youll get it eventually

>>By ant   (Sunday, 12 Oct 2003 04:11)

this movie i amazing. between the art and animation (ie: animating over live action), the soundtrack, and the sheer philosophical content. this movie has everything that "popular" movies don't. this proves that a movie can be more than mindless entertainment...if a movie makes you think...all the better. i encourage everyone to go to this site:


this guy goes through and has transcribed al the different dialouge that wiley encounters in his dream.

Lucid Dream is an amazing concept...i wish i could get lucid...but i haven't been able to yet

>>By J.Kelly   (Thursday, 20 Nov 2003 04:39)

my new favourite movie. i've seen it 3 times and i'm still not bored of it.

It just seemed to read my mind a lot.

>>By shiningLight   (Thursday, 20 Nov 2003 06:22)

If your confused about the movie... Watch it again and again and again... And once you understand it, you'll have to watch it again and again and again...

The movie does an amazing job... informing the viewer on multiple levels of intellect. I don't know what level i'm on... well, i take that back.. i'm on the level to see that there are levels. but know what i know isn't much. (I'm still a 'child')

In my opinion, the viewer must realize that humans have 'FREE WILL' and not to be trapped in this 'RAT MAZE', or 'BUFFET OF LIES'!! I'm serious, watch it again and think what it means to dream.

'Dreaming' might be just a poetic expression of the 'outer world'
(if you are interested, write me)

>>By the child   (Saturday, 13 Dec 2003 23:55)

It was one of the most amazing movies I have seen in a long time a dream within a dream within a dream.. It is actually quite close to most of our conciouess lives from a un conciouess angle


>>By AlterREality4U&ME   (Friday, 9 Jan 2004 22:02)

great animation to compliment an overall brilliant concept. the main character is trapped in a lucid dream he cant seem to wake up from. as he desperatley toils through it to find a way out, he asks the question "why?". why would u want to exit a universe you control? isnt this a world preferable to "reality"? or is reality a dream? maybe death is a dream.. the movie sparked my insentive to try lucid dreaming- something i recomend everyone try.

>>By ramblin rose   (Thursday, 21 Oct 2004 02:13)

I don't claim to understand this movie, but I will say that I enjoyed it a lot. I found a lot of it very emotionally and mentally stimulating, also shocking.

>>By snoockerdoodle   (Monday, 24 Oct 2005 01:37)

This movie... wow... I was tripping out on shrooms when I first saw it, it made me cry it was so intense. Anyways, I watched it sober the next day-- What an incredibly beautiful and intricate film! On the surface the movie may appear to be inconsistent and choppy. But it's really not that way at all. What is really going on is that through this appearing inconsistency of plot, inconsistency of animation, and inconsistency of a reality to grasp; you are taken to this whole new level of thinking about things. Thinking about your existance, as well as the existance of those around you. Thinking about what is dream, and what is reality. This film has changed the way I view the world, and it's made me extremely jealous of the main-character of this movie-- I want to have dreams like that!

>>By Sven   (Monday, 21 Nov 2005 07:57)

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