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Review: 'Awakened' searches for answers but finds only cliches
Review: 'Awakened' searches for answers but finds only cliches

In the ill-conceived and poorly executed "Awakened," a young woman returns to her hometown to solve the mystery of her mother's death. Audiences will likely ponder a bigger mystery: why experienced actors — or for that matter, experienced moviegoers — signed on to the project. If the ostensible thriller contained a single believable moment, let alone an ounce of suspense, its nonsensical final twist might be grounds for concern. But by the time the Man in Fedora Hat (as he's called in the credits) makes his final wordless appearance, any hope of finding meaning or coherence in the material has been long abandoned. The screenplay, by Joycelyn Engle and...

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