Review Of The Movie 'Awakenings'

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Maria Anna Patricia C. Cruz PT1-1 Mrs. Peggy Anne Orbe Movie Critique of “Awakenings” Writer: Oliver Sacks (Book), Steve Zaillian (Screenplay) Director: Penny Marshall Year: 1990 I have finished watching Awakenings. In my opinion, it is the kind of movie that will make you think that everything, even miracles are temporary. This type of movie is There was a doctor who deals with patients who have encephalitis lethargica and later on he discovered a drug that would give them hope to be revived or to get back in reality of the world. The setting of this was in New York City in Bronx. The main characters were Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams), Nurse Eleanor Costello (Julie Kavner), and Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro). The story is all about a doctor who came up with an idea to give an encephalitis lethargica patient a drug that would be able to help them to get back on their feet and giving them a chance to do the things that they have missed out during their childhood years.…show more content…
He portrayed that character very well. His acting was very convincing, he made me happy when he started to do the things that he missed out. And I was impressed. Because acting out as a patient with encephalitis lethargica is not that easy, you need guts to do that. Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) was good too, he projected the feelings of a doctor when you get to see your patient move for the first time. And he is in character when he said that he is not good with people. I think that Nurse Eleanor Costello (Julie Kavner) did not do very well, though her acting is fine, but when it comes to speaking I find her accent quite difficult to

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