Awakened begins as a young woman returns to her hometown 14 years after her mothers death. The woman wants to find out exactly what happened to her mother. She reconnects with an old family friend (who owns a mortuary) and starts to work for him. Along the way she also reconnects with her father, a reformed drunk, and move in to the old family house. There are a number of twists and turns in the plot, and the woman struggles to figure out who is telling her the truth and who she can trust as she attempts to solve the mystery of her mothers death.
The film is faith based, but it not heavy handed about it. This film is not a horror film, though it does have a supernatural theme running through it. There is not obscene language, nudity, or excessive violence. The "mechanics" of the film (cinematography/sound editing) were professionally done and the acting was above average for a movie of this type. The only real deficiency is the plot. The movie builds very, very slowly towards the climax. I found the ending of the movie to be forced and rushed, and there were some plot threads that were simply never explained, which is why I gave it three stars. With that said it is worth watching.