Awakenings

Awakenings

By Penny Marshall

  • Genre: Penny Marshall
  • Release Date: 1990-12-20
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: Penny Marshall
  • Production Company: Parkes/Lasker productions
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
7.8/10
7.8
From 1 Ratings

Description

By opening one man's eyes to the world... he opened his own. Robert De Niro (in an Oscar®-nominated performance) and Robin Williams star in this powerful, true story of a maverick doctor and the patients whose lives he changes. Williams plays Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. De Niro co-stars as Leonard, the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to the other patients. The story of their friendship during this emotional journey is a testament to both the tenderness of the human heart and the strength of the human soul.

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  • A life changing movie

    5
    By Achillesxman
    Remarkable film! It may awake a sense of gratitude and compassion. The brilliance of Robert De Niro and the late Robin William is one that transcends.
  • ANOTHER CLASSIC

    5
    By iBill1976
    RIP ROBIN WILLIAMS
  • Absolutely Amazing!

    5
    By Kilam:
    We just watched this in English, i'm in 8th grade and we're reading Flowers For Algernon so our teacher had us watch this. it was truely amazing and i'm going buy it soon, if you have not seen it, please do so.(;
  • Best movie!!

    5
    By beatlesmusicluvr
    We are watching it in my psychology class it's hilarious and very interesting movie I have seen in a while!
  • Great movie

    5
    By turtlejim
    Just watched it. Best movie I saw in awhile. Robin Williams at his best. Happy yet sad movie to me.
  • Great story

    5
    By gonzosgirl
    This movie is a real tear-jerker, and also one of my favorite Robin Williams films. Strong (and also true?) story, and great acting.
  • Just watch it.

    5
    By Katherine F
    My psych class watched it and, I swear, it's changed me.
  • More personal

    5
    By Gorden heck
    This movie is an escape for me. I watch when I need to cry. My family member has a situation that there is no cure for and it's a more personal touch for too see life given then taken back.
  • Robin Williams Acting Talents

    5
    By redtelephone66
    Anyone who thinks Robin Williams was only a comedian should see this movie. A powerful movie that is sure to move you emotionally with an incredible performance by Williams.
  • THE HEIER REVIEW

    4
    By JONSTER101
    Deserves 3.5 stars out of 4 for being emotional moving, and inspiring. Well done

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