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The Awakening (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  5 November 1995 (USA)
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Sara
David Beecroft ...
Flynn
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Nancy
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Nigel Bowers
David Ferry
Miguel Fernandes
David Gardner ...
Dr. Hamilton-Ives
Jenny Parsons ...
Register Clerk
Marilyn Peppiatt ...
Teller
Kay Caisley ...
Mrs. Thatcher
Jack Jessop ...
Mr. Thatcher
Pat Patterson ...
Mr. Maldon
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Secretary
Michael Dunston ...
Pianoman
Kelly Fiddick ...
Desk Clerk
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Sara lives in a small town where everybody knows everybody and her life is an open book. Left with the care of her family home, she has trouble meeting the mortgage payments and her ex-boyfriend is the bank manager attempting to foreclose. When she takes in boarders to meet expenses, she unwittingly rents a room to an international criminal hiding out from a bounty hunter, John Flynn. When the bounty hunter shows up, the criminal takes a hike. Reluctantly admitting that he might need her help, Flynn agrees to make Sara a partner for half the bounty if they catch the missing man in time. What follows is a wild ride where Sara discovered that she is anything but boring and predictable. Written by C.D.

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Chasse √† coeur  »

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Quotes

Nancy: When was the last time you had a date?
Sara: A date? That's like a fig, right?
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The Lies of Handsome Men
By Francesca Blumenthal
(c) Quentin Road Music
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not great, but has its moments
15 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a Harlequin romance. That tells you most of what you need to know to decide if you want to watch it or not.

What I liked about it was the chemistry and one VERY entertaining scene (at least, it made me laugh out loud) about halfway through where one makes a pass at the other and... gets a response bearing absolutely NO resemblance to anything they (or I) were expecting. I won't spoil it, but it contains the line "It's not nice...". Well played, movie. Well played.

Aside from that little nugget, the rest of the movie contains few surprises, but is watchable. There are occasional moments of chemistry and decent acting, as well as some campy moments which mostly work, at least if you aren't stringent in your demands from such. Occasional eye-roll-worthy bits didn't stop me from liking the movie enough to mildly recommend it. Just don't expect the moon.


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