‘The Awakening’ Trailer: Rebecca Hall Doesn’t Believe in Ghosts, But She Does Believe in Sexy Dominic West
You’d think that ghost-disproving would be a far easier career than, oh, ghost-hunting, but you’d be wrong on that account. At least that’s what The Awakening looks to teach us. Set in the early twentieth century, the film sees Rebecca Hall as a career debunker ‐ author of the book “Seeing Through Ghosts,” Hall’s Florence Cathcart has dedicated her life and work to sticking pins into all sorts of supernatural claims. Think you’ve got a ghost running around your chateau? Call up Florence. Need a seance on the quick? Florence.
So it’s only natural that teacher Robert Malloy (Dominic West) calls for Florence’s services when the all-boys school he teaches at appears to be host to the ghost of a dead student. Will Florence put the kibosh on a hoax? Will she find something beyond comprehension? Will she get it on with Malloy? Will it all play out under a grimy, creepy gray cast? I’ll leave those answers to you with the film’s latest trailer:
The basic plot of The Awakening isn’t anything new ‐ movie-goers are probably in for something similar with Red Lights, another tale about hard-core nonbelievers who set out to disprove questionable occurrences and get more than they bargained for ‐ but the film does boast underrated talents in both Hall and West, so perhaps we’re in for some solid scares and even better acting with this one.