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A tour de force of touching gravity and aching humanism. It's astounding to watch, and an award-caliber performance from Bryan Cranston.

— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Beautifully cinematic. A moody meditation on modern living and surveillance. Cranston is simply remarkable.

— Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

A brilliant adaptation of E.L. Doctorow, with a performance of enormous depth and sensitivity by Bryan Cranston.

— New York Observer

Presented by IFC Films | United States | May 19th, 2017 | 109 MINS | R

What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window—an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Wakefield is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all.


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