18th May 2024

Reply To: Awakenings (Year 2)

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For me, “Awakenings” was a very touching movie, almost hard to watch, because after reading the first chapters of “Brain storms” for our upcoming exam, I already knew how L-dopa works and what side-effects to expect. That’s why just like Sylwia, I couldn’t help but become a bit teary-eyed during some scenes, because I knew that the miraculous effects would wear off after a while. I also agree with Julia that it wasn’t a “happy end story”, but I wouldn’t say it ended badly. At least, thanks to dr Sayer the patients were now treated differently. The nurses were spending time with them, engaging them in activities and not leaving them to their devices after simply administering medicine. Nevertheless, it was heartbreaking to watch a person be so close to getting their life back only to loose it again.