Synopsis: A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all.
Director(s): James Wan
Production: FilmDistrict
  8 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min


Hey, sweetie.

What are you doing up? Come here.

I don't like my room.


That's okay.

You know, you're still getting used to it.

I can't sleep either.

What are you looking at?

Some old photos. You want to see?

-Do you know who that is?


-it's me.

-It doesn't look like you.

I know. But that's me. That's your mom.

I was a kid once, too, believe it or not.

You're old now.

-How old do you think I am?

-Really old.

Have a guess.

Probably at least 21.

I wish you were right.

Show me a picture

of when Dad was a little kid.

You know, I wish I could.

But I don't think we have any.

He's really hopeless at keeping photos.

Show me a picture of when I was a little kid.

You are a little kid. You're wonderful.

You certainly didn't cry

as much as your little sister.

But she's up, so let's go. Get some breakfast.

-Billing department.

-Let me play.


-I want to play!

-I'm eating breakfast!

-Billing department. Careful.

I need a bowl, Mom.

I don't want to play soon. I want to play now.

No, no, no, no.

Here, here.

-it's too small.

-Well, just make it work.

Speak to an agent. Speak to an agent.

Oh, man, what?

Every time I think I've pulled you out,

you grow back in.


-Good morning, guys.

-Speak to an agent!

I'm an agent.

Yeah, hello, I would really like to keep

the old number if that's possible.

-Dude, don't eat on the floor, Foster.

-But I'm pouring my cereal.

Can I have it by the end of the day,

please, because I...

Yes. Okay. Thank you.

Foster, can you please get up off the floor?

Cap's loose.

What is this? Is that wax?

We have no actual fruit? We have wax fruit?

God damn it.

And, honey, if you wanna look at my books,

please don't leave them all over the floor.

I didn't touch your books.


-See you, Dad.

See you, buddy.

-You're not gonna take the boys to school?

-I can't today. Bye.

-Are you gonna pick them up?

-I can't. I got a PTA meeting.

-I totally forgot.

-Why didn't you tell me?

I'm sorry. No, no, no, don't cry. Don't cry.

I'll see you guys. Bye.

Yeah, I'm looking west

Always been looking that way

I'm gonna get it all happening

Just can't do it today

Yeah, I'm looking west

Always been looking that way

I'm gonna be somebody

I just can't be her today



Hey, buddy, slow down...

-This is awesome!

-Share it with your brother.


-Share with your brother.

-Come watch TV with me.

-All right. Look at this, babe. Nice job!

-Yes, it's getting there.

-Getting there?

-It looks awesome.




Have you seen

my box of sheet music anywhere?

I don't know, babe. I know we packed them.

I packed them. I know.

I just... I can't find them.

I think the movers might have put them

in the dining room.

-Come here, baby girl, come here.

-It's not in the dining room.

I've unpacked every single box,

and it's just vanished.

I can't find it.

We'll find them. We'll find them.

Dalton, honey? Where are you?

Stay here. Foster, stay with your sister.






-Hey, hey. Hey.

-What happened?

Did you fall? Did you fall off the ladder?

Honey, did you fail down?


-Are you okay?

-What are you doing climbing the ladder?


-Sorry. Sorry.

-Are you okay?

-What hurts? What hurts?

-My leg.

All right. Can you move it?

Can you move your leg? Is that okay?



Oh, man. What happened to your head?

-Oh, gosh!

-Scraped it.


Honey, you cannot come up here, okay?

Do not explore anymore.

It's very dangerous, okay? It's off limits now.

-I'm sorry, Mom.

-Okay. Okay. It's okay. It's okay.

-Can you stand on it? Be careful.

-I think so.

I got you. Come here.

What are you doing? You scared us, buddy.

You were just doing a little exploring?


-So, no more exploring up there, okay?


Yeah, you may be a superhero, buddy,

but you're not invincible.

-You gotta be careful, all right?



Good night, sweetie.

So were you putting boxes away upstairs?

Don't, Josh.

I just hate feeling helpless. Sorry.

I'll figure out a way

to lock the door tomorrow.

Good. It's dangerous, you know.

Maybe we should just put him

on a child leash.

I'll stop at the pet store tomorrow.

I'm sorry I was pissy

when you got home from work today.

No, didn't notice.

I was trying to do some work today and then

Cali woke up after a half hour,

and she wouldn't go back down,

and I just didn't get anything done.

I just want things to be different

in this house.

I just had such a had day.

I'm scared nothing is gonna change.

It will, I promise you.

We've just got to give it time.

Thanks for letting me take some time

to work on my music.

Come on, I want you to do it.

I think I have a couple of good songs.

I mean, not all of them, but I think...

You know,

there's a few that I can do something with.

I love all your songs.

-Shut up. You do not!

-I do. Stop it.

Which one's your favorite?

-You should write a song about me.

-They're all about you.

Like how cool I am.

-Like, "He's the coolest guy..."

-No, no, no, no, no.

-No, no, no. Quiet.

-"Big muscles!"

-"Really, really pretty!"

-You'll wake up the baby.

Foster, can you finish your eggs, please?

Hey, Cali.

-Can you go wake up Dalton, Josh?


Hey, Mr. Sleepy-pants. Get up.

Hey, Sleepy-pants.

You'd better get out of that bed

or your mother's gonna kill us both.

Dalton, come on, buddy.

You gotta get ready for school.

Hey. Hey.



Dalton. Dalton. Dalton. Dalton!

There is no brain damage

that we've detected.

Technically, yes, he's in a coma.

He doesn't react to stimuli.

He has no sleep-wake cycle.

But there's no brain trauma or infection.

His scans are all normal.

To be honest, I've never seen anything like it.

But he can't just not wake up. I mean...

There's got to be something.

I'm sorry.

Okay, so what do we do?

-Does he stay here? Do we...

-We'll conduct some further testing.

It's only been a couple of days.

It could take a little longer for...

Excuse me a minute. I have to step out.

I'll be back in just a moment.

Dr. Sercarz, how long will the tests take?

Okay, so what I've done here is

I've inserted a nasogastric feeding tube.

To get the length of the tube

that I'm gonna need,

I measure from the tip of the nose

to the earlobe

and down to the xiphoid process,

which is here.

Then I usually mark that off with some tape.

And then you need to lubricate

the end of the tube

that I'm going to insert about 4 inches.

And then I just slide it in like that.

I have to make sure the end of the tube

is curved and that his head is a little bent,

a little bent back.

And then we usually hold it in place

with some surgical tape.

And that's it.

If there are any problems or any bleeding,

just call me, okay?

There's nothing you can do.

Nothing you can do.

I want if!

Give me it! Give me it! I want it!

I want it! Now!

Hey, hey, hey. It's okay.

It's okay. It's okay.

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Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell (born 17 January 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. He is best known for writing films directed by his friend James Wan, including Saw (2004), Dead Silence (2007), Insidious (2011), and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). Whannell has directed two films, Insidious: Chapter 3, released in 2015, and Upgrade, released in 2018. Whannell and Wan are the creators of the Saw franchise. Whannell wrote the first installment, co-wrote the second and third installments, was producer or executive producer for all the films, and appeared as the "Adam Stanheight" character in four of the installments. He was also the writer of the Saw video game (2009), and co-writer of the 2014 film Cooties. more…

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