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Penny Marshall United States, 1990

Eleanor Abernathy's rating of the film Awakenings

ok yes, this is schmaltzy but the science and the people behind it are so incredibly interesting that i can never get tired of this movie, ever. period. the soundtrack is amazing, including randy newman's score, fine performances by robin williams that's incredibly sedated (unlike in GWH) and robert de niro, a great supporting cast like Max von Sydow, Julie Kavner, Anne Meera, and Peter Stormare. LOVE this film!