Awakenings

Movie • 1990 • Drama  

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Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.
This movie contains 11 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Sid
The other doctors tell Dr. Sayer that he is wrong about the patients being conscious
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Addiction
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They dont use recreational drugs, but the patients do take medication in the form of powder mixed with milk
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Alcohol is only used in small amounts.
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Does an animal die?
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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Bodily Harm
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One of the characters uses an electric razor to shave
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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One of the characters, as his condition worsens, starts shaking a lot. Its not technically a seizure, but it looks similar.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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Family
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Does a parent die?
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One of the patients mentions their parents having died while they were unresponsive. Its barely noticeable
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Near the end of the film we see Leonard having his incontinence wear changed
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
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Medical
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Are needles/syringes used?
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The entire movie takes place in a mental institution
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Mental Health
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The patients are effected by spending so long paralysed and struggle to adjust to life
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Leonard becomes paranoid due to his condition and attacks Dr. Sayer
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
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Paranoia
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Pregnancy
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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The patients are underestimated and seen as write-offs or inanimate objects. Leonard cries that his disability makes him grotesque
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
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The ending is pretty sad, though it tries to end on a more bittersweet end.



[Spoilers] The patients end up reverting to their original state
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Vehicular
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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