A fifth grader goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies. Along the way he gets into tons of trouble at Waldron Academy an all-boys school. Also he is aided on his search by a sports-loving nun.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for language and thematic elements
I came upon this movie purely by accident when it was being shown on cable, and found myself riveted to my seat, not wanting to miss a minute of it. The performance by Joseph Cross was captivating, but what was even more compelling was the story itself. I was constantly trying to figure out how it was going to end.
The ending turned out to be a real surprise, but I was also impressed by the portrayal of boyhood that the audience receives in the process of getting there. It was so true to life that I found myself wondering how much of it was based on the film writer’s own experiences. Above all, I was impressed by the amount of respect the movie seems to have for boys, and by its willingness to recognize that 5th graders sometimes think deep thoughts and ask deep questions.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Joseph Cross, Timothy Reifsnyder, Dana Delany
Release Date: 20 March 1998 (USA)
Also Known As: Wide Awake
Filming Locations: Bryn Mawr College – 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 6.05 GiB
Duration : 1 h 27 min
Overall bit rate : 9 917 kb/s