19th May 2024

Reply To: Awakenings (Year 2)

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Watching awakenings was like watching every Robin Williams movie ever: he plays a nice, kind, clumsy and awkward but ultimately very smart guy who gives a heartwarming speech at the end. But this one has neuroscience in it!

I definitely enjoyed the “medical” side of the movie- investigating different symptoms and reactions, connections between patients from present but also the past, looking for a cure. Watching Robin Williams dr. Sayer and Eleonnore fight not only against the sickness itself but also against the hospital looking to cut costs was pretty interesting. I like how movie creators tackled the issue from more than one angle while presenting ethical arguments as well.

Overall the movie is not bad but it’s definitely not my cup of tea