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Overall B+

Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro) is a middle-aged man who has been in a coma since he contracted encephalitis lethargica as a child. When Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is made responsible for his care, the man of medicine begins experimenting with different options that may help to awaken Leonard (and others suffering from the same malady) from a decades long sleep. This movie is based on a true story.

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity D+
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13


The most recent home video release of this movie is January 28, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Awakenings

Release Date: 29 January 2013

Awakenings releases to home video (Blu-ray) with no bonus extras.

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