Waking the Dead

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Waking the Dead ★★½ 2000 (R)

Director Gordon's uneven but earnest adaptation of the Scott Spencer novel features Crudup as Fielding Pierce, an aspiring politician haunted by the death tenyears earlier of his activist girlfriend Sarah(Connelly) in a car bombing. As Fieldingbegins a run at the Senate, he starts tosee Sarah in crowds, wondering if the reports of her death were exaggerated, anddoubting his sanity. The love story anglegets a lot of play, yet manages to be un-convincing, and the frequent jumps backand forth in time are jarring. Crudup and Connelly seem in over their heads attimes. 105m/C VHS, DVD . Billy Crudup, Jennifer-Connelly, Molly Parker, Janet McTeer, Paul Hipp,Sandra Oh, Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane; D: Keith Gordon; W: Robert Dillon; C: Tom Richmond; M: Tomandandy.