Waking Life (2001)

"Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself?"

Waking Life is about a young man 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.

  •  Richard Linklater

  •  Richard Linklater

  •  Line Research
  •  Fox Searchlight Pictures
  •  Independent Film Channel (IFC)
  •  Thousand Words
  •  Flat Black Films
  •  Detour Filmproduction

Release Date: 2001-01-23
Status: Released
Original Title: Waking Life
metacritic icon * 7.9 / 10 / 119 Ratings
themoviedb icon 7.6 / 10 / 439
themoviedb icon Popularity: 8
IMDb icon * 7.8 / 10 / 57,417
IMDb icon ID: tt0243017
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 99
  • Revenue: $3,176,880
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