23rd April 2024

Reply To: Awakenings (Year 1 Wed.)

ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY Forums Neuropsychology Awakenings (Year 1 Wed.) Reply To: Awakenings (Year 1 Wed.)


This movie is one of a kind. The history of dr Sayer moved me deeply. I truly admired his devotion to the work he was doing, to the people he was treating. Despite all handicaps dr Sayer never gave up on them. I loved the part when Malcolm and Leonard, the first patient who awoke, made a connection and became friends, how they were trying to understand the reality of life together. The ending was moving in two ways. Dr Sayer’s patients returned to the stage of unconscious existence, which made me a little bit depressed even. On the other hand the scene where Dr Sayer asked Eleanore for a coffee gave me hope. Those awakenings made him realise how precious life can be, Leonard taught him to enjoy every moment and Dr Sayer was living to the advice of his friend, who was a ghost again.