Awakening to Love by New Sensations - review by ~LaUr3n~

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Awakening to Love has a depressing story! I didn't let that discourage me from loving this film. It's fresh, has a great cast, and production quality. It is a bit vanilla but you can't beat the passion and realism of the scenes.
Very passionate & realistic scenes, Great cast, Excellent production quality, Decent story
No anal, Amount of cutting in scenes
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
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Content / Genre / Audience

I have been a fan of New Sensations Romance series, so I was excited to review this adult film, especially since I like a lot of the cast and the director, Eddie Powell. This film is geared towards couples who want to watch a porn together or for women to watch solo. I can be watched by anyone who likes a good story, decent acting, and good quality production. The content is vanilla, but it has got a real feel to it that makes watching the film have a more intimate experience.

The sets are great, and so is the production quality. You'll see all heterosexual scenes with no anal, but plenty of oral. There is a decent variety of positions and the scenes are a good length. The only thing that continued to bother me is the amount of editing in the shots. If you need fluid scenes, this film might bother you. It is a solid feature porn and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a break from the gonzo or girl next door porns that are all too prevalent now.

*Scores are subjective, based on their sexual performance + acting + appearance (out of 5)*

1. Kimberly Kane (acting role): ****
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2. Samantha Ryan: ****
Scene #1, 4
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3.Misty Stone: ***
Scene: #2
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4. Allie Haze: ****
Scene: #3
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1. Dale DaBone: *****
Scene #1
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2. T.J. Cummings (damn this boy has a juicy ass!): ****
Scene #3

3. Danny Mountain: *****
Scene: #4
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4. Tony DeSergio: ***
Scene: #2
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DVD Features: No regional coding / Widescreen 16:9

The film quality is very high. The image is clear and so is the sound. The sets and lighting are great and the film has a Hollywood movie feel to it with the way it is shot, the music usage, and the credits in the beginning. The film is about as long as a normal film, a little over two hours. It also includes a little over a half an hour of BTS footage and other features.

- Behind the Scenes: This shows some interviews with most of the stars including an exceptional one from DaBone, and random clips
- Chapter Selections
- XXX parody trailers
- Gallery: very nicely done, includes pictures of stars
- Pick your pleasure: Choose any of the following categories to watch clips from - tease, bj, missionary, doggy style, cowgirl, and popshot
- Company info

The DVD has one disc and comes in a standard case. It has a picture of the ending couple embracing on the front, but is discreet enough to put amongst regular DVDs. It contains bare skin but nothing graphic. It just looks like a romance film.

*Scores are from my point of view alone (out of 5). For this film, my partner was unavailable.*

I opening is long, but very professional. It shows a scene of roses spread all over with candles and wine. The actors names are introduced. We know nothing about the story until after the first scene, but basically a couple gets engaged and the main character Therese gets hit by a car. She spends a lot of time in a coma at a hospital where her fiance, Stuart, stays by her side as long as he can. When she wakes up months later, will she find love again or just be heart broken when she tries to move on?

#1 ***** (~15 min) Sam & Dale: In a dimply lit room full of candles, a couple passionately kisses. As they move along, it's clear they have excellent chemistry even in the smallest of things. The way Dale bites and teases Sam's nipples is amazing and really got my attention very early on. He uses feathers on her and then gives her oral. Then the film cuts to her giving oral, then a cut to him entering her from behind. Before the cutting, the scene seemed more fluid and was more effective. I was annoyed with this editing throughout the film, but I still was very turned on by this scene. They go through a few different positions, including sideways before Dale whips off the condom he has been wearing and finishes on her stomach. The film goes a full 17 minutes before another sexual scene. This slower pace might be bothersome to some people, but the story was good enough to keep my interest.

Pros: Passion and romance!
Cons: At some points her noises sound like she is in pain, scene cuts
#2 *** (~19 min) Misty & Tony:

After consoling his girlfriend Tony's character Matt wants to cheer her up. He begins to massage her and they start to make out. She receives oral, and then him. They have most of their sex from behind which makes it hard to see. It got better when they decided to have sex sideways and with him on top. He also finishes on her stomach. This scene lacked the same passion, but wasn't bad. I was just a little bored.

Pros: Sensual and decent chemistry
Cons: I don't believe the female finishes

#3 **** (~21 min) Allie & TJ:

This couple joins up in a hospital closet which is fun for a change and might appeal to those who have a fetish about "could get caught sex". This scene starts much slower than the others with a lot of teasing. They eventually exchange oral and there is a bit of POV style camera work. They have sex in various positions, with the aid of chairs in the closet - him on top, doggy, and sideways. Allie has an orgasm or two before TJ finishes on her ass.

Pros: TJ's bubble butt!, unique location, chemistry
Cons: Slow start, a bit long

#4 ***** (~20 min) Sam & Danny:

They lay in a gorgeous bed in a tender embrace as they kiss. I was most looking forward to this scene because I think Danny is absolutely scrumptious! This scene is amazing. I don't know how many orgasms Sam has, but it's got to be a lot. I would too! Danny performs amazingly. Their chemistry is off the charts and their movements with each other seem completely all their own and not scripted or directed by anyone. The way Danny gives oral is similar to how my partner does it which gave me chills and pulses in my clit just by watching it. This scene is totally worth watching even if you find the middle of the film to be a bit boring. He finishes on her stomach.

Pros: Everything!
Cons: Cuts in scene

So overall, I found this film to be pretty good. I wasn't a fan of all the cuts in the scenes and would have liked to see anal done with as much passion, but the cast is pretty great. If I had to comment on body types, I would have also liked to see more variety amongst the females, like there is for the males. Two of the females are VERY similar and all of them have small chests. It's not the small chests that bother me (I love that they are boycotting plastic - natural is beautiful), it's the lack of variety. Yes, some of the acting was a bit over the top or cheesy, but the majority of it was great. I even almost cried at one point! I have not yet decided if I will keep this film for myself, but I will definitely be lending it to friends before I make that decision.
Follow-up commentary
As a porn film to watch over again, this is not the best. I still do really like it and would recommend it again and again, but it's more of a movie that you watch once maybe twice and pass on.
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  • Beck
    Sounds like a decent one that is not all about pounding it! Thanks for the review.
  • ~LaUr3n~
  • Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
    I always enjoy reading your porn reviews, because you provide so much detail. This movie sounds pretty decent. I haven't seen any movies starring Danny Mountain, but I have to agree he is quite good looking!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    Thanks so much! i didn't want to give as MUCH detail in this one because I didn't want to give away the story
  • kinky girlfriend
    product is discontinued?
  • ~LaUr3n~
  • Boobs and Lubes
    the mrs may like this one, she digs the more romantic videos
  • P'Gell
    Good review, Lauren.

    Our tastes in porn are different. I just gave this one one star. Too much talking! I like mine with more kink.

    I'm glad you liked it, though.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    I rate them based on what they are. As a gonzo pron, I too would have thought this had too much talking and would have given it a lower rating. It's not fair to rate a butt plug on its vaginal use alone either. So yea... as an erotic film, not necessarily a straight up porn directed at couples, I thought this was good.
  • indiglo
    This was a great review! Interesting to see how different people feel about the same movie.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    Glad you liked it too!
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