The screenwriter and director Robin Swicord, sticking pretty closely to the specifics of the story’s events, has made a smart, intriguing, sometimes provocative and often oddly moving picture of “Wakefield.” (The movie is dedicated to Doctorow, who died in 2015.). Ending? Wakefield is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord and starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. Howard Wakefield, a New York City lawyer, hides out in the attic of his home for weeks, coming out in the daytime when his family is gone to shower and eat. But, it needs to be done differently, especially with a movie as-is. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016 and was released in the United States on May 19, 2017. Discuss → Movies → Wakefield → General.

Fandango FANALERT® Sign up for a FANALERT® and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area. on July 30, 2017 at 1:46 AM Brilliant show right up to the end.

Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing Wakefield near you. Sure, the "let the viewer think/imagine what might happen" ending can work.

The ambiguous ending of the movie is just a glimpse of how much Wakefield has changed and how much he hasn’t. And here it stumbles a bit, because while Jennifer Garner at 45 can still pretty plausibly play 30 or even 25, Bryan Cranston at 61 doesn’t do 45 very well, and I don’t think he’s supposed to be playing 45. Once Wakefield is near full scary-looking derelict mode, the movie flashes back 15 years, to his courtship. His beautiful wife Diane (Because Wakefield’s too twisted up for that. His withdrawal leads him to examine his life, and he rationalizes that he has not abandoned his family because he is still in the house. SB. This guy is her husband, so he must know that is gonna happen one way or the other, you decide which one.New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be castPress J to jump to the feed. The sexual dynamic of his marriage, the dissembling with which he won his wife over, and other related factors make him unable to let go of his attachment even as he lets all his responsibilities go to hell. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I know this is the sort of objection brought up by folks that That aside, “Wakefield” is kind of a wonder. Discuss Wakefield. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcutsCookies help us deliver our Services. But, as-is, movie is too shallow for such an ending. It has to be the worst ending ever i.m.o. ... We laugh at a few of the scenarios Wakefield imagines for himself, but the movie ends before we see how his actual plan plays out. The 2008 short story “Wakefield,” by American literary giant E.L. Doctorow, put a particularly funny and dark spin on the theme. Reply by ... Can't find a movie or TV show?

Login to create it. If only the ending weren’t such a cop-out.

Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire And master Cranston clearly recognizes the meal a role like Wakefield represents, and takes his time with it. His withdrawal leads him to examine his life, and he rationalizes that he has not abandoned his family because he is still in the house.

Howard Wakefield, a New York City lawyer, hides out in the attic of his home for weeks, coming out in the daytime when his family is gone to shower and eat.

It is based on the short story of same name by E. L. Doctorow, which was in turn inspired by the 1835 story of the same title by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The frankness of the key performances is consistent and sometimes startling. Even though half of her screen time consists of her being seen but not heard, Garner has a consistent crispness; her character is simultaneously transparent and slightly enigmatic.

The ending simply shows that, in retrospect, for Howard, all these years barely seemed a little more than a week. Then they'll run and he'll be lonely because he's a crazy fuck.Basically what he told her.. did he made up a story or did he tell her the truth..Before he decided to enter his home he thought of two posibilities. Parents need to know that Wakefield is an intense drama about a man having a midlife crisis who checks out of his life and spends months hiding above his garage while watching his wife and daughters deal with his unexplained absence. ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. When a former boyfriend re-enters his wife's life, he realizes that he may not be able to return to life he has abandoned.At the end of movie, Howard just looks at his family and said " Im home "I spent the whole time watching, looking forward to the end.. thinking that it would be worth while..now i dont live in howard shoes, nor can relate.. so was wondering what you guys theory?it's up for debate, but based on him getting dressed and coming in casually like nothing was wrong, i think he'll admit to watching them or something since the jealousy thing was something they were into.