Awake is a 2007 suspense thiller written and directed by Joby Harold. It stars Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Lena Olin, and Terrence Howard. The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His young wife must wrestle with her own demons as a drama unfolds around them. The film was rated R by the MPAA for language, an intense disturbing situation, and brief drug use. The film was released in the United States and Canada on November 30, 2007.