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Wake

Movie
Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
On DVD: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Running Time: 
97 minutes
R

Wake, the oddly charming independent film starring Bijou Phillips (Almost Famous) and Ian Somerhalder (Lost, The Vampire Diaries), is a dramedy centering on the emotionally damaged Carys (Phillips) who lost her ability to cry when her sister died.  Her best friend Shane (a dryly understated Danny Masterson) is an undertaker with an unrequited crush and he supplies Carys with her “therapy” of choice.  She goes to funerals—the more tragic, the better—trying to reconnect with her emotions, but it isn’t until she hears Tyler  (Somerhalder) eulogize his fiancée, Anna, that she wells up.  When Carys pays her respects, Anna’s engagement ring somehow falls off and Carys ends up pocketing it when she forges a cpnnection with Tyler and doesn't want to upset him.  The lies come fast and furious after that as Carys and Tyler pursue a relationship and it emerges that Anna&r