I got an email months ago asking if I would be interested in reviewing a movie. It’s not something that happens often, being asked to watch something I have never heard of. Usually, I am invited to advance screenings of movies I’m familiar with, but indie movies are just not something I’ve been asked to review. The guy who sent it to me included a short trailer, so I could get an idea of what the movie was about. Well, let me just say that I could not WAIT to see Awaken. Take a look at the trailer and you’ll see why.
So, what did you think? I cried the first time I watched it! It doesn’t hurt that the lead male actor, Corey Sevier, is pretty easy on the eyes, but he is also such a good man in the movie. I don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say that it’s kind of a cross between Ghost and The Time Traveler’s Wife. I loved both. Jordan Ladd, who plays Rachel, the woman of Alex’s dreams, plays a fabulous role, too.
Alex leads a pretty boring life. He runs a coffee shop that he and his brother inherited from his parents. When Alex meets Rachel, weird things start to happen. Eventually, these pieces all fit together. My husband watched it with me after I begged for a few days. He is not into chick flicks, for the most part. He thought the story was a little too crazy, but he also said the acting was good. The things he pointed out, I didn’t really notice until he mentioned them; there are very few other people in the movie, and the music seems to be limited, as good as it was. My husband is a musician, so he would notice that! I was too busy trying to figure out what would happen next.
Girlfriends, I think you will really like this movie. Pour yourself a glass of wine and grab it on Hulu where you can watch all you want to watch for $7.99 a month, or watch it on iTunes for just $4.99, $9.99 if you want to own it. Better yet, invite a few girlfriends over and pop some popcorn. It would be a fun flick to watch with friends. The other reviews I’ve seen are great, so I can’t wait to hear what my awesome readers think. Come back and give me your opinion in the comments below.
Be sure to head over to the Awaken Facebook page to see how much others are loving this movie!
I was compensated to watch Awaken and share my opinion with my readers. As always, I only give my honest opinion about products I review.