The Awakening Not to be confused with a dramatization of Kate Chopin's great 1899 proto-feminist novel, this by-the-numbers British ghost story, set just after WWI, devotes a… The Awakening Not to be confused with a dramatization of Kate Chopin's great 1899 proto-feminist novel, this by-the-numbers British ghost story, set just after WWI, devotes a… 2012-08-17 R PT102M
Movie Review

The Awakening (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
THE AWAKENING Rebecca Hall
THE AWAKENING Rebecca Hall
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Aug 17, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 102 Minutes

Not to be confused with a dramatization of Kate Chopin's great 1899 proto-feminist novel, this by-the-numbers British ghost story, set just after WWI, devotes a lot of energy to set decoration. A professional hoax exposer (Rebecca Hall) rethinks her skepticism as she pursues spectral sightings at a traditionally gloomy boarding school for traditionally sad lads. Dominic West personifies the melancholia of a country overwhelmed by death. As the house matron, Imelda Staunton embodies the spirit of lady thespians always up for a role requiring hair in a bun. B-

Originally posted Aug 08, 2012 Published in issue #1220-1221 Aug 24, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Aug 24 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$17.6 4 $251.9 A-
2. $16.8 3 $145.6 C+
3.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$16.4 1 $16.4 C-
4. $11.0 2 $45.2 F
5. $9.0 1 $9.0 NA
6.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$6.7 2 $24.1 C-
7.
The Expendables 3
Lionsgate
$6.6 2 $27.5 B
8. $6.5 1 $6.5 C+
9.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$5.6 3 $32.7 B
10.
Into the Storm
Warner Bros.
$3.8 3 $38.3 D+
* in millions