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Awakening, The (2011) Movie Information

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Rebecca Hall
Dominic West
Imelda Staunton
Lucy Cohu
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Following WWI, England slowly recovers as the grief and loss threaten to overwhelm the population. Into the miasma Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart is called to investigate the sighting of ghost child at a boarding house, but this is no simple hoax - and everything she thought she knew about life and death comes crashing down. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 08/09/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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After watching this movie I needed to wake up. This movie is slow and a little bit boring, but some scenes are scary and some scenes are just playing silly. Good sound, the story is okay and the acting is not good.

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Chris Kavan 04/03/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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British horror that has some great visuals (and owes a lot to Turn of the Screw) but has an ending I know I didn't see coming. Although it moves a bit too slow for my tastes (it is British after all) for a ghost story, it works out pretty well.

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smokiediebear 08/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Great movie with lots of twists. Something to watch on a rainy day or at nighttime with the lights off, setting the mood for this one. Wonderfully setting in a Old mansion and giving a creepy vibe even in the day time. The twist at the end is worth watching twice to make sure you understood..

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Zeljka 04/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Amazing, but this movie is even better to watch again after knowing the main twist - because all the puzzles come perfectly together as the director really thought carefully over every aspect of the movie. It certainly took an inspiration from other movies, like The Others, El Orfanato and El Espinazo del diablo, but it is also quite different in the way the story unravels. The acting was superb, especially by Imelda Staunton, whose performance gave a lot of credit to the movie strength. Dominic West and Rebecca Hall were also good. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie - expected some ordinary scary ghost story, and got complex, although still scary, touching drama.

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