Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.
Plot Keywords: coma, based on novel or book, experiment, miracle, hope, based on a true story, hospital, illness, woman director, comatose
|Writers||Steven Zaillian, Oliver Sacks|
|Production Company||Parkes/Lasker productions|
|Production Country||United States of America|