This is a nostalgic classic that's right up there with "A Christmas Story." Don't miss the lifeguard and amusement park scenes! They're the best! Best of all, adults love it just as much as kids both for the nostalgic value (it takes place in the early '60s) and for its gentle humor that barely scratches risque.
Great Premise, Terrible Follow-Through
Reviewed by KHL for Awake at 2008-03-24 15:32:02
Anesthesia awareness is still debated among doctors, although the consensus is that it is possible, but to what extent? What could have been a great medical/psychological chiller turns out to be an hour's worth of corny romantic buildup, followed by a plot full of cookie-cut-out villains (where's the black mustache?). It doesn't help that Alba and Christiansen can't really act (as least in this flick). If you like medical thrillers, it's worth watching once, but try something a bit better like Extreme Measures, Coma or Anatomy.