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Who Determines What is Real? An enigmatic phone call from a psychic, catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected. One sister believes the claim, and the other staunchly opposes it until she encounters a chance at love, giving her hope that anything, even resurrection, is possible. A discordant struggle between sisters plays out in a world where the virtual and real often converge. (c) Monterey Media

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ms. Sevigny is the unsteady center of a movie that uses awkward silences, cryptic dialogue and self-consciously arty images to signify emotional limbo."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"I could no more tell you what it's trying to say than I could successfully stow away on the first space shuttle to Saturn, although I promise you that trip would be half as long."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"When the climax finally arrives, it's a deliberate damp squib."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
"Good cast, a promising premise, faintly chilling tone. But there's no payoff, here."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"The dialogue is so vague, and the plot so minimal, it all feels like a rather pointless exercise."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"We're stuck watching two normally interesting performers moodily flail about, trying to lend weight to an enterprise that revels in tedious art-house opacity."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Blash marshals considerable atmospheric forces, but his film collapses under the weight of oblique logic and plotting, lacking in either effective emotional payoff or the more skilled observational touch of a rumination on loss."
‑ Brent Simon, Screen International
"Questions mount and answers are slim, distracted by a score that veers from synth to symphonic."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times
"Gorgeous and haunting, inscrutable but rewarding of scrutiny, writer-director M. Blash's The Wait achieves the rare distinction of being warm and unsettling at the same time ..."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"By the end, audiences will most likely feel as if they've been locked out of the drama that's presumably unfolding right in front of them."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
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