Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is 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.
- Stars:Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller, Alice Drummond, Judith Malina, Barton Heyman, George Martin, Anne Meara, Richard Libertini, Laura Esterman, Dexter Gordon, Jayne Haynes,
- Director:Penny Marshall,
- Writer:Oliver Sacks (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Awakenings torrent reviews
(au) wrote: Don't waste your money.
(au) wrote: lol if ya like the rock then watch the toothfairy cus its funny specially when he gets to where a tutu,hahahaha
(jp) wrote: Painfully unfunny. I actually like Pauly Shore, but this film is bulls***! The successful joke ratio here is about one in a hundred, and I'm not even exaggerating. Man, this film actually made me forget that films can actually be funny! Just avoid this... PLEASE!
(de) wrote: Overall, this is more tightly constructed than the novella, and dispensing with the ludicrous violence makes it far more credible. For these reasons, it's more unsettling than King's work could ever be. Once again Singer has given us a cleverly written, beautifully acted, and finely crafted film.
(us) wrote: Wesley Snipes does a great job in this movie! Lots of suspense and action. Thumbs up!
(mx) wrote: For their 6th film together, Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson turn out a really nasty modern noir. Nicholson is great, but it's Michael Caine who absolutely steals the show. He's alternately pathetic and vicious ... a career peak performance. Lopez looks great but has little else to offer. Dorff is Dorff, enough said.
(kr) wrote: Exelente pelicula!!!...
(us) wrote: Great cast, funny script.
(jp) wrote: Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell definitely should have been paired together more often. They look and feel like they belong together. Both are excellent, as is Jean Hagen. Excellent noir with perfect NYC settings. One rarely sees the city used so effectively. What I thought was strange was that the chase scene reminded me a little of the scene where Al Pacino and Chris O'Donnell drive around NYC in Scent of a Woman. I guess this is because they're both filmed in lower Manhattan, but this is a particularly remarkable chase scene due to the angles and editing. I'd expect nothing less than this gem from Anthony Mann. I find it interesting how closer the major plot elements in a noir such as this can parallel a Hitchcock and yet be totally different and have a completely different feel and aesthetic.
(us) wrote: This the precursor to the abomination that is the Transformers Franchise!!! >:(
(br) wrote: Peter Sellers' last great movie features him as the mentally retarded Chance, a gardener who goes into the outside world for the first time following the death of his benefactor. Chance is soon taken in by elderly industrialist Ben Rand (Melvyn Douglas, who won an Oscar for this role). Soon Chance's simplicity is perceived by the Washington elite as a profound brilliance. Shirley MacLaine is superb as Rand's sex-starved wife, transforming what could have been a foolish, pathetic figure into a sympathetic yet humorous portrayal. The film is a brilliant satire. It is not quite perfect however; the subplot of the President's impotence is unnecessary. But overall, this is recommended viewing.
(au) wrote: Can movies be so beautiful in character? This movie is so bereft of a real plot that you can feel the reality of the lives of the characters. It opened my eyes to movie making about, well, everyday life with one slightly overarching purpose and yet not being boring for even a minute. The acting was spot on and the direction was classic. It is a treat for people wanting to watch good cinema.
(au) wrote: horrendous mess of a movie,the story flows so badly that the next film i watched felt like a masterpeice in terms of being able to successfully link itself scene by scene,and for a poker movie it has no poker wtf?
(mx) wrote: The Adventures of Tintin honours its source material thanks to the assured direction of Steven Spielberg and the fact that the film was under the production of Peter Jackson. The film boasts stunning visuals with animation that's actually better made than other motion-capture movies since there doesn't seem to be as much criticism surrounding the uncanny valley as The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol, the film has funny moments, the set pieces are thrilling and the performances from the cast are great. Jamie Bell shines as Tintin, Andy Serkis seems to be having fun portraying the mostly drunk Captain Haddock, Daniel Craig serves as a villain with a voice that suits someone who's evil pretty well and Nick Frost & Simon Pegg are near pitch-perfect choices as the bumbling inspectors Thomson and Thompson. I can't really praise it for the way it derives from Indiana Jones having never seen any one of the films but I still enjoy this film for what it is: a thrilling, beautifully crafted adventure that remains faithful to the Herg comic albums by even putting in some clever nods (I'm pretty sure that I saw the Crab with the Golden Claws once or twice in this movie).