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The Awakening of Spring


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  • Actors: John Aniston, Gary Bisig, Yuval David, Nicholas Downs, Briana Feehan
  • Directors: Arthur Allan Seidelman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: E1 Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0033HKBQA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,605 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Awakening of Spring" on IMDb

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Growing up in a provincial town, three youths discover their sexuality, but are tragically condemned by the oppressive patriarchal society.

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John Aniston, Gary Bisig, Yuval David, Nicholas Downs, Briana Feehan

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Got Out of Dixie Alive on March 27, 2010
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First of all, it's basically a photographed stage play, though it's all done in a studio (with neutral backdrops and extremely minimal scenery), not in a theatre in front of an audience. If that turns you off, okay, but it's hardly unprecedented.

Apart from that annoying clarinet, I quite like it. It's a nice to see the Wedekind play done straight (though liberties are taken, names are anglicized and marks become dollars), not to take anything away from the musical "Spring's Awakening."

Although the attitude towards sex education may have changed, and our mores, and the amount of information available to children, human nature has not. The way the people grope for answers and try to understand their own feelings and impulses and physicality is timeless.

The acting under Seidelman's direction is very good. Jesse Lee Soffer is very charismatic, Constance Towers is excellent. Bridget Moloney does wonderful things with her little part. There is some tasteful and artistically justified nudity, none of it full frontal.

A clever idea of Seidelman's is to have the teachers (but not the headmaster) in the faculty meeting where Michael is expelled wear carnival masks. It allows them to be doubled (which one senses they are) by the young actors playing the students and thereby adds an extra dimension to the caricatures they basically are.

But over all, the spareness of the production, the fact that it focuses on the generations in the way it does, and the English names and places (New Hampshire is actually mentioned) cause it to dialogue with "Our Town." It becomes the more unflinching cousin of the Wilder play. The dead even come back.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bob on December 16, 2014
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I didn't realize from the picture that I had already seen this movie. It was very imaginative and very well done but since it was a play it lacked the drama that I had expected from a movie though it was very well done!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg on November 1, 2014
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Loved the feeling of a play in a off-Broadway scenario, with a great sound and acting. I recommend it to those who appreciate plays more than a movie, since this is a clever combination of both
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Matt on October 8, 2014
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It was not what I thought is was going to be. It is theater on stage, not a movie. Watched maybe 2 minutes of it. Very disappointing that there is a lack of description and no preview on the page before you buy it or I would not have purchased it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dalton Onassis on December 23, 2014
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Terrible waste of my hard earn $
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kevin R. Willis on October 13, 2014
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Only the writers think there is a story in the film
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