Loading... Unsubscribe from AxelYamato? The Movie Database (TMDb) is a popular, user editable database for movies and TV shows. Isaac Leyva as Herbert, mentally disabled ward of Dr. Sondervan. He also realizes that he has never loved Diana more and one day, he walks out onto the sidewalk, but Diana does not recognize him. 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. He decides to give Diana an honest chance this time to pick with whom she wants to be. Diana appears to be developing a romantic relationship, and Howard is stunned when he sees it is with Dirk. As summer turns into fall, Howard no longer basks in his freedom but instead feels like he has become a prisoner of his choices. Wakefield, on an impulse, decides to stay in the garage overnight. 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.). As he sees his wife and daughters decorating the Christmas tree, he envisions them being overjoyed at his return, and also envisions a second scenario in which they respond with horror. He ignores calls from his wife and is amused at her clear annoyance, but is insulted when she angrily throws his plate of dinner away instead of saving it for him. I wondered why his wife didn't notice that the chairs disappeared from outside the garage and why nobody came to get their vacation gear from the garage. Bryan Cranston plays the title role, and in the opening scenes, as he strides through Grand Central Station and dictates dark legal edicts and predictions into his iPhone, he exudes cold, buttoned-up authority. The site's critical consensus reads, "Thanks to a committed, powerhouse performance by Bryan Cranston, Wakefield is a fascinating character study of a decidedly unpleasant character. Wakefield is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord and starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. The frankness of the key performances is consistent and sometimes startling. Instead, he is shocked when, after finding his car still in the garage, she calls the police to report him missing. They used flirtation with other people to add excitement to their sex life, but Diana soon begins to resent it. The Most Confusing Movie Endings Explained - Duration: 10:05. " On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 62 out of 100, based on 24 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". What's the story? From the garage’s windows he can see inside his own house. He soon realizes that he no longer cares about having clients and being freshly showered and shaved, and vows not to take anything from his old life or spend the money he has in his wallet. Also, he seemed very resentful of his wife in the beginning, resenting her "rules" - but by the end he felt nothing but pure love for her - hmmmm... couldn't be that another guy was about to get his feet under her table could it? Howard is overjoyed with abandoning all his responsibilities and amused that people would surely suspect his wife's involvement in his disappearance, just as he is amused at seeing her tackle the chores that used to be his responsibility.  Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn would produce the film through Mockingbird Pictures, along with Elliott Webb as co-producer. Wakefield is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord and starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner.