Value Of Human Life In Penny Marshall's 'Awakenings'

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“Awakenings” is a true-story based film made by Penny Marshall, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker, written by Steven Zaillian, and based on the book witten by Oliver Sacks, with the actors led by Mr. Robin Williams and Mr. Robert De Niro, both as the protagonist in the film. Their co-stars are Julie Kavner as the nurse who has a secret affection for Doctor Sayer, portrayed by Willams, Penelope Ann Miller as the daughter of a patient in the hospital and Leonard’s love interest, who is played by De Niro, and Ruth Nelson as Mrs. Lowe, Leonard’s mother. Most drama films portray common problems that make people reflect on their lives. However this film shows it’s viewers that for some people, life is more valuable.
¬¬¬The film showcases the value of human life in forms of the little things that we may oversee in our everyday lives. The people in the film are almost catatonic, but with the help of the newly employed Dr. Sayer, things got better for them. He discovered that these people’s minds are still inside their bodies, thus they are not yet mentally dead, unlike to what other doctors said. There was this one patient, Leonard Lowe, whom Dr. Sayer did an experimental drug on and worked, but somehow brought him back to being catatonic again. However Dr. Sayer did not gave up on him and continued to work for his betterment. This shows us that some people will never give up on what they believe in, what they trust in because Dr. Sayer believed that these people are

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