Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy physician and scientist uses experimental drugs to "awaken" immobilized victims of a rare disease. Leonard was the first patient to receive this treatment is untested. His awakening, filled with awe, fear and enthusiasm, as would lead to the second birth and the Sayer as the patient discovers the doctor and simple pleasures of life. Inspired by the miraculous recovery Leonard Sayer gives medication to other patients.

  • Penny Marshall

Release Date: 1991-01-11
IMDb icon 7.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $31,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $52,096,475
Hildegarde Darrell
20 September 2010 | 03:41

Brilliant film! Write immediately after watching as the emotions from watching this film just hit the key.

The film follows the story about the fate of people seriously ill with encephalitis. These people have many years are able to floor sleep, they do not respond absolutely no what and a whole exemplify the living dead man, as it would be rude not sound.

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Sayer (Robin Williams), a modest and shy doctor people have a possibility to "Wake up" and breathe a breath of life. He gives the patients a cure for your own risk. The first patient to become Leonard (Robert De Niro), his character is in the "sleep" state for thirty years, and despite what he has a grown man after waking leads it yourself the child, earnestly and sometimes even naive.

Sick people are cured, "woke up", people are happy, despite what they missed a lot of years of your life. For them summer was the beginning of a new life but simultaneously the end.

And none other than Robert De Niro was able to convey all feelings the feeling of a man who valued every minute of their awakening.

This film not another challenge people to live, to cherish all what we have achieved, and to achieve more. That's about this Leonard says. After the incident, Dr. Sayer to rethink their values, and even such a small thing but he invited Eleanor to a Cup of coffee.

At the end of the movie Dr. Sayer tells a speech in which seemed to me he admit it yourself that his life was the same dream. And as to start life, because as we showed patients and let it Leonard to begin never late.

Lauri Dolloff
14 August 2012 | 02:26

In our world, miracles happen more often than we notice. Alas, many just weaned them to see. Some have forgotten how to enjoy life, after all, constantly immersed in their own thoughts, feelings or problems. Not many come to understand that the human life itself to myself is a miracle. And the film "the Awakening" as time called to tell us this. It idea — tell about the principles of human needs that are really needed for the people to complete and a happy life.

The core of the film is the story about the not-so-young doctor Sayre and it immobilized the patients in whom it with absolute return tries to help to return the joy of healthy and colorful life. The doctor loves people, but not able to them to communicate. Maybe he well understand maybe even too good to not to pour out the soul. He immersed in work, trying to find a cure for heavy in the past, an incurable disease. Among his patients he for some reason allocates one for future experiments. It's Leonard...

However — that's all I can say about the plot. It is worth noting the excellent acting of Robin Williams, who managed to embody in life the role of the doctor idealist. The man who tries to save everyone who is willing to move medicine forward at any cost, if only it helped people. He is the personification of excellent doctor who believes in the possibility of recovery of any person. He creed it gives her, not matter what. He reformer, which treats not only the body but and soul. Sayer believes that the miraculous drugs do not enough to awaken the person. It is necessary to reach the depths of its subconscious, provoking emotions by music, books and other things.

Special thanks to Robert de Niro, who played the immobilized patient Leonard. It awakening — this is a demonstration of the birth of the new man, which is tens of years fell out overall pace of life, but better in the shower the other has preserved the principles of ordinary human happiness. The happiness that is the knowledge of the world, in the manifestation of different emotions: love, joy, sadness and others. All which he longs — to have a choice, to freedom, because freedom inspires the person, the most elevating it over the rest of the animal world. But unfortunately, a free man, for some strange reason, it is dangerous, capable of breaking the established system. And this results in the rabies crazed conservatives, not able to think deeply. And makes the viewer understand that the freedom — this in the end is not a side effect of any medication, it is not a thing granted to us by Constitution, it is a need that arises with birth, taking that you can kill a man and after never to awaken!

Directing and camera work, out doubt, behind the level set cast. Good music creates the course of the film, in perfect harmony with what is happening. In General, the picture has all components of the masterpiece. And the lack of many awards only "hangs" on her plate: "Not for all"!

This film definitely touches his soul. He no indifferent. You feel like it will change Your Outlook. Although the picture is not tragic, because no a sinking ship with several thousand people on Board, there are always waiting for his deceased owner dogs, it is a serious disease, but no catastrophes, with them intertwined. In it only shows the normal joy associated with opening a mysterious and not known of the world, it is the awakening of the person from dream we have maneuvered themselves, forgetting about the concept of human happiness. Believe me, it will also cause You to worry! This movie will provide a look at the mirror may not themselves, and askance at the world in General, its problems and its advantages. Personally, I think I managed this do I would love to convey to You wishes to see this movie. He wonderful!

10 of 10

Merry Elman
26 February 2014 | 09:13

Existential drama about patients with lethargic encephalitis people, based on real events.

The patients in the film are in a vegetative state. Their fate is of little interest to doctors. Only one fanatic researcher, the like of which in the environment of ordinary people accustomed to call "not from this world" begins to take an active scientific interest in patients. He can determine the cause of the disease and even find a cure for her. But as often happens, his research interests, he found a lack of understanding of the powerful, not wanting to fork out a lot of money in questionable experiments. However, to lobby for a cure all required. Patients quickly return to life. Another doctor became the first cured patient Leonard.

But with the physical illness is a mental illness adjacent properties. Emotional emptiness, years of life lost, opportunities and also the inability to escape from hospital wards gradually gets cured patients in reverse the condition. Before back in a dream, Leonard manages to give my doctor one useful tip — to live an authentic life unfettered, the life is not able to live with himself Leonard's the one that doesn't lived the doctor, completely passionate about research, Yes besides extremely shy and insecure. Love Leonard's one of visitors of a hospital nice touches.

The rating could be higher, some scenes seemed too long. And so a very decent picture.

7 of 10

How much has Awakenings made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $52,096,475.
How much did it cost to make Awakenings?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $31,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Awakenings?
This tv-show was directed by Penny Marshall.
What is the genre of Awakenings?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Biography.
Who starred in Awakenings?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson, John Heard.
What is Awakenings IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.8.
When was Awakenings released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1991-01-11.