A powerful drama starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, based on true events that took place in 1969-1970 with neurologist Oliver Sacks. “Awakening” introduces us to Dr. Sayer, who decides to use experimental drugs to “awaken” immobile victims of a rare disease. And one such method yields results–but not for long. After watching an appreciated movies like The Awakening, you’ll have only one wish: to appreciate every second of your life.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004
What would happen if humanity had the ability to erase any memory from memory? The eternal dream of a fresh start is certainly appealing. Who wouldn’t want to cross out sad events from their past in order to make a fresh start? Like the story of their love … But the truth is, we begin to appreciate movies when we lose them. And then we regret it. We tried to get it back, but it’s too late. The film is also worth seeing because of the wonderful acting by Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey, who appears here in his usual dramatic role.
Click, Remote Control for Life, 2006.
Have you ever wondered how you would use a magic wand that happened to fall into your hands? And a remote that can stop a moment or rewind your best memories? Isn’t it cool to feel all-powerful! So the main character, architect Michael Newman, appreciated all the charms of this wonderful tool. Until it broke. “Click” serves as a good reminder that you should never dwell on the positives or negatives because life is beautiful as it is.
Flowers for Algernon, 2006
A television movie based on the book of the same name by Daniel Keyes is claimed to be a fantasy. However, anyone who has read the book can probably guess that the adaptation will not resemble other films in the genre. The plot is similar to that of The Awakening. Including its tragic ending. By the way, Keese’s book was the basis for the 2015 Japanese mini-series of the same name. And although probably no film adaptation can compare to the work itself, we still recommend watching this version, if only for the sake of watching Julien Boisselier’s performance.
The movie is about Harold Crick, a tax inspector whose life is so boring and monotonous that he even counts the movements of his toothbrush while brushing his teeth. And so it goes until the main character begins to hear a voice in his head commenting on all his actions. Maybe it’s schizophrenia, or maybe he’s just a character in a book, and the voice in his head belongs to the author, who wants to end his story tragically? But maybe, then, you need to take life into your own hands so that you don’t have to swim against the current that is artificially created for you?