(This review may contain spoilers).
I don’t know how common (or true) the phenomena mentioned at the start of this film is, but the idea of being awake during an operation is a really scary one.
I did originally see this film at the cinema. I’ve found Hayden Christensen to be an actor who can be a bit hit and miss with me. I did like him in Star Wars, but I saw him in another film that I didn’t particularly think he worked. He portrayed Clayton particularly well in this film, though, in my opinion.
I felt a lot of sympathy for Jessica Alba’s character, Sam, in this film. I’m not sure I’d want to be with someone who was reluctant to admit he was actually dating me. I did think that Clayton’s relationship with his mother was particularly unhealthy, though.
This film started off with the sense that the viewer would know how it was going to end. The journey to the ending was a pretty intriguing one, though. There was a lot I didn’t see coming when I originally saw this film at the cinema.
This film hits particularly hard (for me, at least), because doctors are supposed to be people you can trust. And, of course, this film is more ‘real’ – something that could realistically happen, rather than demons or ghosts killing of a group of attractive young people one at a time.
I felt there were a lot of really emotional, hard-hitting moments in this film. I found Clay a really easy character to like. I have to say, I’m not sure, by the end, if he just heard it all, or if he had an out-of-body experience, but I felt this film was fairly simple and well-made. It didn’t have a lot of special effects, but then, I didn’t think it really needed them. I have the film on DVD and it’s probably one I would watch again in the future.