is one of those films that put your feet on the ground, the kind of film that makes you appreciate what you have no matter how little and make you feeling grateful for the good fortune that you have to be alive and healthy. It teaches us to be compassionate to others even though we are less fortunate as well. Stop complaining and start enjoying what we have, who we are and of those around us.
Great story with absolutely the right direction for a simple and honest film. If you’re a drama lover who enjoys sitting on a couch, watching a tear-jerking drama, then this gripping and moving drama is for you.
Awakenings earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (DeNiro) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Great performance by Robin Williams too. Robert De Niro proves that he’s not always a stereotype for violent roles. As Leonard, his gestures and expressions are so exquisitely real. This film is simply touching, I admit that I cried in the end.