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      Falling Awake

      R Released Jan 29, 2010 1h 50m Drama List
      25% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 72% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Ties to family and friends hinder a young Latino musician (Andrew Cisneros) from realizing his dreams. Read More Read Less

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      Mike Hale New York Times Puts good intentions and appealing performances into the balance against cliches of dead-end neighborhoods and rebellious (but sensitive) youth. Rated: 2/5 Feb 5, 2010 Full Review Lou Lumenick New York Post Cisneros is an appealing actor, but he and Falling Awake get buried under a welter of clichs. Rated: 1/4 Feb 5, 2010 Full Review S. James Snyder Time Out Playing smarter and smoother than the plot, Cisneros uncorks an antimacho performance that deviates from type. Rated: 3/5 Feb 3, 2010 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews affable (yet thoroughly uneven) piece of work... Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 3, 2010 Full Review Eric Monder Film Journal International Falling Awake isn't completely soporific, but it hardly inspires or enlightens. Feb 5, 2010 Full Review Christopher Null I'm all for telling generic stories about young artists rising above their lot in life, but for goodness sake, at least shoot it right. Rated: 1.5/5 Feb 4, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I was very pleasantly surprised by this movie. Decided to watch it on a whim to see an actor I'm a fan of (Nicholas Gonzales) and though he ended up having a much smaller role than I anticipated, I quickly became consumed by the more prominent characters and their stories. I think the dialogue was the best part of this film. My one complaint sometimes about independent film is that the dialogue feels scripted. With this film, it felt natural, off the cuff, witty, funny. I loved just listening to the conversations between the main character and his friends. This movie is funny, but its also bleak and gritty and sad, but also well done and..diverse..for lack of a better word? The main character could've easily been your stereotypical Puerto Rican 20-something from the Bronx but in this film there's more to him than street ball, his rapper homeboy and his "big brother" from the wrong side of the tracks. The music he loves is diverse, the films and cultures that fascinate him are diverse. I liked that this character wasn't one-note, how the viewer gets to see a new side to him when the situation changers. I'm gonna keep my eye out for more of Augustin's work. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved this, but I thought it was a much older movie, made in the 80s maybe, as it's a bit predictable and naive. Still enjoyable though. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Great story, great location and great direction. Watch it and enjoy! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Better than I expected. The story is basically about Jay (Andrew Cisneros) trying to make it living in the Bronx by working late nights at a gas station and playing guitar in the park during the day. His life changes once he meets Alessandra (Jenna Dewan) and pursues his dream of leaving the Bronx and becoming a musician. While the story may feel familiar, it manages to avoid being cliche and tells a touching story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member An all around great film with fantastic debut performances! I loved it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Ties to family and friends hinder a young Latino musician (Andrew Cisneros) from realizing his dreams.
      Andrew Adelson
      Agustin, Doug Klozzner, Michael Baez
      IFC Films
      R (Brief Sexual Content|Some Violence|Pervasive Language)
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 29, 2010, Limited
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 50m
      Sound Mix
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