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Awakened (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 21 March 2014 (USA)
Awakened is a psychological drama/mystery thriller about a young woman who returns home to unravel the mysteries behind her mother's untimely death 14 years before.

Directors:

Joycelyn Engle (co-director), Arno Malarone (co-director)

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Joycelyn Engle (story), Joycelyn Engle | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Michelle ... Samantha Winston
Steven Bauer ... Lucas Drake
John Savage ... Jack Winston
Edward Furlong ... Thomas Burton
Sally Kirkland ... Harriet Bendi
Stelio Savante ... Benny Dawson
Bryan Dechart ... Liam Dawson
Sean Stone ... Man with the Fedora Hat
Joycelyn Engle Joycelyn Engle ... Dr. Rockwell
Erin Gerasimovich ... Young Samantha Winston
Kiva Dawson ... Jennifer Winston
Dennis Long ... Marco
Raw Leiba ... Cranium
Vanessa McCaffrey Vanessa McCaffrey ... Wilhemina - hooded woman
Andrea Kubala-James Andrea Kubala-James ... Aunt Patricia (as Andrea Kubala)
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Awakened is a psychological drama/mystery thriller about a young woman who returns home to unravel the mysteries behind her mother's untimely death 14 years before.

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Mystery thriller and the power of family love. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Awakened See more »

Filming Locations:

Southampton, New York, USA

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Budget:

$2,100,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Julianne Michelle wins "Best Actress" for Awakened on Oct 20, 2013 n New York at the NY Indie Film Fest (NYIFF)... same day Awakened won "Best Narrative Feature" and "Best Feature Producer" on both coasts in NY and LA. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Winston: Why would you want to help me?
Liam Dawson: Coz I like you.
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Soundtracks

Hoops of Fire
Written by Julianne Michelle
Performed by Kirsten Holly Smith
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Awful waste of time
22 June 2015 | by jhs39See all my reviews

I honestly can't remember the last time I was so angry that I wasted my time watching a movie as I was with this one. The story concerns a young women who returns home for the first time since she was a child and her mom died, convinced that her violent drunk of a dad killed her mom and determined to somehow prove it.

Lead actress Julianne Michelle seems to basically have two expressions--smiling and not smiling--she doesn't even come close to having the talent required to be a lead in something like this, not that it ultimately matters since the filmmakers completely sabotage their film with one of the most thoroughly destructive surprise endings I have seen since Alexandre Aja's High Tension. In the unlikely event that you somehow found Samantha and her quest for answers dramatically involving the ending will punish you for that mistake.

I seriously cannot emphasize this enough--do not waste your time watching this movie. Awakened is a train-wreck that seems to go on forever before completely self-destructing at the end. It's really bad but not in a way that's in any way entertaining. The songs over the end credits actually felt like salt being thrown in my eyes--so the punishment doesn't end even as the credits run. Again, just don't watch this movie. If you do prepared to be angry by the time it's over. Consider yourself warned.


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