Starring: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard
Directed by: Joby Harold
Awake explores the real phenomenon known as "anesthetic awareness" in which surgical patients, although their bodies are completely paralyzed, are completely conscious of what they are experiencing – including pain. Christensen is a young business tycoon who has fallen in love with a young woman (Alba) and secretly marries her behind his controlling mother's back. His mother is furious. Christensen's character has a heart defect and he trusts his doctor friend (Howard) to take care of him and help him find a donor heart. Shortly after the wedding a donor heart becomes available. Christensen ignores his mother's request that he see her doctor and trusts his friend (Howard) to do the surgery. While under anesthetic, Christensen remains aware and overhears a plot to kill him.
Rent or buy this movie today. You won't be disappointed. There is a twisted ending that works and makes for a satisfying suspenseful thrill.