Wide Awake Reviews

September 7, 2011
February 14, 2001
A wonderful family film that deals sensitively, and even with humor, with a fairly unusual situation for the screen: a 9-year-old's struggles with his faith in God.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The fact is, just too many of the characters and plot points are right out of the stock room: the obligatory fat kid; the obligatory bully; the obligatory kid whose parents can't really afford Catholic school tuition ...
January 1, 2000
Beneath its suffocating, smug sentimentality, you have to look hard to uncover a single moment of truth and genuine feeling.
January 1, 2000
Children, too, will be bored to tears navigating through some of the talky spiritual gunk.
January 1, 2000
I wonder who the movie was made for.
January 1, 2000
I was aware of the problems, but that didn't diminish the warm, fuzzy glow I was experiencing.