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Awakening To Love


Studio: New Sensations » Review by Dr. Jay » Review Date: 9/22/10



XCritic's Advice: Highly Recommended

Genre: Feature
Director: Eddie Powell.
Cast: Samantha Ryan, Dale DaBone, Misty Stone, Tony DeSergio, Allie Haze, T.J. Cummings, Danny Mountain.
Must-See Girls in Cast: None.
Length: 02:08
Condoms: Condoms used in all scenes.
Bonus: None.

Synopsis

Awakening to Love is an extremely well crafted feature that proves that romantic "couples fare" and hot sex needn't be mutually exclusive. The movie, which clocks in at a little over two hours, combines four good-to-excellent sex scenes with a heart-tugging storyline that will make you cheer for the movie's female lead, Samantha Ryan.

Samantha Ryan plays the so-in-love girlfriend of Dale DaBone, who is equally in love with Samantha. After an evening of extremely beautiful and oh-so-romantic sex (Dale even lights their bedroom with candles), Dale awakens early and makes champagne breakfast for Samantha. When Samantha walks into the kitchen, she finds a little something extra with her "breakfast fit for a queen," an engagement ring that's attached to her champagne glass! Oh-so-happy and excited, Samantha accepts Dale's proposal to "always be by her side." But, nonetheless, she must soon leave so that she will get to work on time. Soon after Samantha steps out of the house, she's struck by a car and ends up in a hospital--in a coma, no less.

Dale, so in love with his fiancee, vows to wait for Samantha to regain consciousness. And, he makes good on his pledge, staying at her bedside for so many hours that nurse Kimberly Kane (in, sadly, a non-sex role) has to beg him to go home to rest. But, Dale returns, day after day...and dies a little himself each day as his hope for her recovery fades into despair. Eventually, Dale can take no more. So, he whispers his goodbyes into Samantha's ear and leaves...never to return.

Eventually, Samantha does awaken from her long slumber and is, as you can imagine, devastated to learn that Dale has abandoned her. Samantha's resulting depression is eased by the support of her best friend and her husband (Misty Stone and Tony DeSergio) as well as the encouragement of two friends she meets in the hospital (Allie Haze and Danny Mountain). In the end, Samantha's melancholy is cured by her friendship with Danny. So, after both she and Danny are released from the hospital, they begin to date and eventually marry.
 
Of course, the touching plot is punctuated by hot and satisfying sex. Samantha's friend Misty, who's overwhelmed with grief due to Samantha's condition, seeks comfort in the arms of her husband Tony DeSergio. Tony decides that sex is the best way to pull Misty out of her funk...and is wildly successful as the two share a deeply touching encounter.
 
Allie Haze, a fellow patient, meets Samantha after she wakes and the two become close friends during their confinement. Once Allie recovers sufficiently, she sneaks some hot-and-heavy sex with another patient, T.J. Cummings, in a hospital supply closet.
 
Of course, the movie ends triumphantly when Samantha and Danny, now a forever-couple, celebrate their love in the best scene of the movie, set on their wedding night. Samantha and Danny learn that sex is best shared by people who truly love--and are deeply committed to--each other.
 
Awakening to Love is definitely a worthwhile watch. Share it with your significant other. Perhaps you'll get a little romance, too!
 
Check out some photos of the girls in Awakening to Love here. Pay particular attention to the photos of the cute-as-can-be Allie Haze and hot-and-sexy Misty Stone. Of course, the shots of our heroine, Samantha Ryan, are awesome, too! Enjoy!
 

Review

Note to readers: My reviews are provided in two parts. This web page provides you with an overview of the scene's setup and action as well as my ratings for sex, video, audio, and production values. A separate Word document checklist details the foreplay activities, positions, pops, and features of each scene...as well as the calculation of each scene's ratings. The checklist for Awakening to Love can be downloaded here. You'll need a password. It's drjay2010.

Look for scenes and movies with a 4.5 or higher (A) sex rating and at least 4.0 (B) in video, audio, and production values. Those are my favorite scenes and I'm quite certain that you'll like them, too.

 

Scene 1

Scene Type: Boy/girl.
Performers: Samantha Ryan, Dale DaBone.

Scene Set-up/Plot/Scenario: As the credits roll at the beginning of the movie, images of a lush and romantic candle-lit and rose-petal-strewn bedroom fill the screen. Once the credits have faded away, the camera pans so that we can see the silhouettes of Samantha and Dale as they embrace and kiss passionately. Soon, Samantha lies back on her bed and, by candlelight, Dale caresses and kisses her so-sexy body as he strips off her negligee so that he can have better access to her ripe and erect nipples. Then, Dale uses rose petals and feathers to excite Samantha's flesh. Samantha soon repays Dale's kindness by kissing his mouth and chest and by suckling his nipples. Dale and Samantha continue to gently prepare each other for wild and passionate sex through the use of extremely effective cunnilingus and loving fellatio. Believe me, no man alive could resist Samantha's obvious pleasure when having her pussy eaten to orgasm by a talented tongue! As you might expect, the two ignite incendiary chemistry deep within each other during foreplay...and they keep that passion flowing when they eventually move on to condom-protected vaginal sex in spoon, cowgirl, kneeling doggie, and missionary. No matter what position the couple uses, the passion is real and the pleasure authentic. In fact, Samantha has convulsive orgasms in spoon, kneeling doggie, and missionary, in addition to her initial climax during foreplay. Sex comes to an end during mish when Dale pulls out, tears off his condom, and shoots his load all over beautiful hard belly. The scene does not, however, come to an end. Instead, a great deal of plot development leading up to the couples' engagement and Samantha's untimely accident (see Synopsis above) ensues.

Foreplay: Mutual stripping, kissing, body licking, toy play, tit sucking, hair pulling, caressing, handjob, fellatio, stringers, cunnilingus, foot/leg worship.
Vaginal Positions: Missionary, cowgirl, kneeling doggie, spoon.
Anal Positions: None.
Girl cums: Repeatedly, during cunnilingus, missionary, kneeling doggie, and spoon.
Pop: External belly, pubic area.

Sex rating: 4.65
Video rating: 5.00
Audio rating: 4.50
Production values rating: 4.90

What I Liked Most:

  • Samantha Ryan looks really fine during this scene. Her hard and all-natural body is made even more attractive by the candle lighting used during the filming of the scene.
  • The location and set used during the filming of this scene is first-rate. You can definitely feel the "romance" in the room.
  • The production values are superb. I really like the candle-lit lighting and the supporting musical soundtrack. In addition, the make-up and wardrobe are first-rate, too.
  • The chemistry that develops between Samantha and Dale is really excellent. You can tell they enjoy being together--just one look into their eyes tells the tale--and that they really want to please each other. They even do an excellent job acting out their "loving couple" role.
  • Samantha and Dale use some very effective and unique "toys" during foreplay, including rose petals and feathers. The foreplay is fantastic!
  • Dale does an absolutely superb job of eating Samantha's pussy during foreplay. He even makes her cum with his tongue!
  • Dale and Samantha spend lots of time kissing throughout the scene. And, they caress each other, too, instead of simply sharing their genitals...like is so often the case in porn. So sexy!
  • Samantha has at least three deep and fulfilling orgasms during the scene, during cunnilingus, missionary, kneeling doggie, and spoon.
  • Samantha encourages Dale, throughout the scene, by using genuine moans of pleasure and well-chosen naughty words.
  • Samantha fucks back, using quite sexy moves, in response to Dale's thrusts. I especially like her moves in missionary.

What Could Have Been Better:

  • Even though this is a couples-themed and romantic movie, I think there should have been some attention given to Samantha's asshole. A little rimming would have been edgy for this type of movie. But, it certainly isn't something I wouldn't do to my girlfriend.

Scene 2

Scene Type: Boy/girl

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Performers: Misty Stone, Tony DeSergio

Scene Set-up/Plot/Scenario: After the initial shock of seeing her best friend (Samantha) lying unconscious in a hospital bed, Misty Stone falls into a deep funk marked by despair, tears, and sorrow. She and her husband (Tony DeSergio) eventually leave the hospital, when visiting hours come to an end, and head home. Once they arrive at their house, they settle on their couch and then Misty breaks down, cries uncontrollably, and unloads all of her pain and agony on Tony: "It's so fucking unfair! Why her?" Tony comforts Misty with his caresses and his words. Misty calms down a bit and realizes how much she appreciates the support of her husband. So, she kisses him...and that's all it takes to ignite their loving passion. As their kisses intensify and are deepened by sensuous touch, they strip off each other's clothes (Misty manages a smile when Tony removes her blouse) and then begin to explore the most intimate parts of their bodies with fingers and tongues. In particular, Tony suckles Misty's erect nipples, strokes her clit with his finger, feeds that finger to her, and then goes down to eat her delicious vagina while she coos with undeniable pleasure and encourages him with naughty commentary and explicit instructions. After kissing Tony's mouth to taste her own juices, Misty attacks Tony's cock with her ravenous mouth and gives him outstanding head (seldom has a woman so worshipped a penis!) during which he caresses her body (especially her shapely ass cheeks) and fingers her clit and labia. As foreplay morphs into sex, Misty kneels on her couch in doggie so that Tony can fuck her pussy from behind while she coos delightfully and encourages him with her words. As the scene unfolds, Misty and Tony also make excellent use of spoon and missionary. Throughout the scene, and in every position, Misty and Tony display real and undeniable pleasure...their chemistry and deep-felt intimacy are obvious. Misty's sweaty body climaxes during missionary and then Tony pulls out, tears off his condom, and shoots his load all over Misty's undulating and to-die-for belly. They kiss to celebrate.

Foreplay: Mutual stripping, kissing, body licking, tit sucking and squeezing, hair pulling, caressing, handjob, fellatio, deep-throat, stringers, cunnilingus, clit-jacking, tongue-fucking.
Vaginal Positions: Missionary, kneeling doggie, spoon.
Anal Positions: None.
Girl cums: Yes, during missionary.
Pop: External belly.

Sex rating: 4.45
Video rating: 4.50
Audio rating: 4.50
Production values rating: 4.70

What I Liked Most:

  • The acting...by Misty and Tony as well as the rest of the sex and non-sex performers...is really good. All the characters are extremely believable and natural. Misty Stone gives, during this portion of the movie, an award-worthy acting performance.
  • Misty's body is scrumptious! I especially enjoyed seeing her fuck--and get fucked--in spoon. For some reason, her hard and firm body...especially her belly...look especially nice when she lies on her side.
  • Misty's bright pink pussy, framed by her chocolate brown skin, looks too good for words.
  • Tony really enjoys himself while eating Misty's pussy. He's damned good at cunnilingus and makes her squeal with delight.
  • Misty does an outstanding job of fellatio with Tony's oh-so-lucky cock! Whew! Way to suck, Misty!
  • Excellent chemistry develops between Misty and Tony. It's obvious they really enjoy having sex with each other.
  • Misty's cute all-natural tits look very nice when they hang and bounce in reaction to Tony's thrusts. They look especially fine in doggie.
  • Misty's ass, too, looks very fine. Although firm and shapely, her cheeks bounce delightfully in response to Tony's relentless pounding.
  • Tony and Misty share more than just their genitals. They frequently kiss and caress while they have sex.
  • Misty does a nice job communicating what she wants to Tony (i.e. "Nice long strokes, baby!") and rewards him with coos and naughty vocabulary ("It's all yours, baby!" "It feels so good!") when he complies.
  • Misty climaxes during mish.
  • Tony's voluminous load of white semen looks oh-so-fine splattered all over Misty's chocolate brown, beautifully-hard, and erotically undulating belly.

What Could Have Been Better:

  • Even though this is a couples-themed and romantic movie, I think there should have been some attention given to Misty's asshole. A little rimming would have been edgy for this type of movie. But, it certainly isn't something I wouldn't do to my girlfriend.
  • There are some cases in which transitioning footage between sexual positions is missing. The couple "jumps" from one position to another, which causes a loss of continuity.

Scene 3

Scene Type: Boy/girl
Performers: Allie Haze, T.J. Cummings

Scene Set-up/Plot/Scenario: After a great deal of plot development (during which Dale's despair, caused by Samantha's eight-month-long coma, increases to such an unbelievable level that he decides to break his "always by your side" promise to her and get on with his life) Samantha awakens from her coma. She soon makes friends with the hospital staff and some other long-term patients. One of those patients, Allie Haze, recovers to a point that her doctor decides to release her from the hospital. It's both a happy and a melancholy day for Allie because, during her confinement, she's fallen in love with another patient (T.J. Cummings). Allie and T.J. worry that things won't be the same after she's discharged: will they see each other on the outside after both of them leave the hospital? So, while discussing their predicament in T.J.'s room, they decide to take things to the next level by kissing passionately. Afraid to be seem by the staff, they quickly duck into a supply closet where they continue to make out, strip off each other's gowns, caress, embrace, lick, stroke, and suckle each other lovingly, and then move on to oral sex. T.J. gently spreads Allie's compliant legs wide as she sits on a chair and then goes down on her to lovingly eat her delicious pussy while she arches her back and moans ecstatically. As the scene unfolds, Allie responds in kind by beautifully sucking T.J.'s lucky penis. This segment is so fucking gorgeous that I'll bet you'd be willing to give a king's ransom for one of Allie's blowjobs! Sex begins in spoon as the couple fuck each other while laying on the supply closet's floor (the shot-from-above camera angles during this segment are excellent). Allie's tiny and tight pussy needs to spread wide to accommodate T.J.'s big dick. So, he takes his time inching inside her as undeniable pleasure beams from her face. Once her vagina has accommodated him, T.J. pounds her ever faster and deeper as her body begins to respond: "Kiss me!" she demands. Without benefit of transitioning footage, Allie and T.J. move on to missionary sex, during which T.J. gives Allie a body-trembling orgasm that must have pleasured every cell in her body. He keeps her pleasure flowing by thrusting in-and-out of her relentlessly as her beautiful small breasts dance delightfully. The result? A second--and even more powerful--orgasm that makes her eyes cross! Then, Allie kneels on a chair in doggie so T.J. can pound her from behind until he's ready to pop. When he can no longer hold back, he pulls out of her vagina, tears off his condom, and sprays his load all over her pretty ass cheeks. They kiss sweetly.

Foreplay: Mutual stripping, kissing, body licking, tit sucking and squeezing, hair pulling, caressing, handjob, fellatio, deep-throat, jaw breakers, balls gobbling, cunnilingus, clit jacking.
Vaginal Positions: Missionary, kneeling doggie, spoon.
Anal Positions: None.
Girl cums: Yes, twice during missionary.
Pop: External ass cheeks.

Sex rating: 4.40
Video rating: 5.00
Audio rating: 4.50
Production values rating: 4.80

What I Liked Most:

  • Allie Haze is absolutely adorable. She's so cute that she can't help but make you smile.
  • Excellent chemistry develops between Allie and T.J. It is obvious that they like being together and giving each other pleasure.
  • Although the video has a couple of flaws, in my opinion (see What Could Have Been Better below), I must say that the close-ups and shot-from-above camera angles are outstanding. In particular, the video of the blowjob is exquisite.
  • There's very nice acting by all, especially by Kimberly Kane in her non-sex-role as Samantha's nurse. Sexual performers Dale DaBone and Allie Haze do a damned nice job playing their roles, too.
  • The supportive music during this scene is particularly appropriate.
  • This is a very loving and romantic scene.
  • T.J.'s pussy-eating technique is like mine...loving, tender, and very effective. He seems to like giving oral pleasure as much as I do!
  • Allie gives T.J. a stunningly-beautiful blowjob. Wow! Allie, could you give me--and my readers--fellatio like that?
  • Allie's second orgasm, in mish, made my day. I wish all girls would cum like that during sex scenes!
  • Allie and T.J. share more than just their genitals...they take time to kiss and caress each other throughout the scene.

What Could Have Been Better:

  • Even though this is a couples-themed and romantic movie, I think there should have been some attention given to Allie's asshole. A little rimming would have been edgy for this type of movie. But, it certainly isn't something I wouldn't do to my girlfriend.
  • There are some cases in which transitioning footage between sexual positions is missing. The couple "jumps" from one position to another, which causes a loss of continuity.
  • Another loss of continuity occurred during the midst of spoon. It was caused by an ill-timed edit.

Scene 4

Scene Type: Boy/girl
Performers: Samantha Ryan, Danny Mountain

Scene Set-up/Plot/Scenario: While the doctors heal Samantha's body and mind, Danny Mountain heals her soul. He plays silly games with her, even when she resists his efforts. Danny, however, is relentless and eventually she succumbs to his friendship and companionship. He even makes her laugh! Gradually, the two start to play cards, read to each other, enjoy conversations...and fall in love. Both Samantha and Danny make real progress and, in time, get to go home. But, instead of going their separate ways, they remain a couple, live together, and marry a year later. On their wedding night, they make love like only those deeply in love can do. They begin by embracing and kissing while snuggling in their wedding-gown-strewn bed. Soon, they tear off each others' clothes so that Danny can suckle Samantha's tits, kiss his way down her fine belly, and then gorge himself on her pussy's bounty. Of course, Samantha really likes Danny's technique and soon cums--twice--like a volcano. After Samantha's second orgasm, it's time for him to give Danny an excellent combination handjob/blowjob. Then, Samantha mounts Danny in cowgirl and, using moves so sexy that just watching her may make you cum, she fucks the shit out of Danny while he lies back and truly enjoys the ride. Later, Danny gets to do his share of the "work" by pounding Samantha's delightful vagina in kneeling doggie, missionary, and spoon. Danny does a damned nice job pleasuring Samantha...and Samantha fucks back erotically, too. In fact, the two of them are so effective that she gets to cum in both missionary and spoon. Of course, Danny gets to cum too, by pulling out of her pussy in spoon and shooting his copious load onto the outside of her belly and pubic area. They kiss to celebrate and then fall asleep in each other's arms.

Foreplay: Mutual stripping, kissing, body licking, tit sucking and squeezing, hair pulling, caressing, handjob, fellatio, deep-throat, stringers, cunnilingus.
Vaginal Positions: Missionary, cowgirl, kneeling doggie, spoon.
Anal Positions: None.
Girl cums: Repeatedly, during cunnilingus, missionary, and spoon.
Pop: External belly and pubic area.

Sex rating: 4.70
Video rating: 5.00
Audio rating: 4.50
Production values rating: 4.80

What I Liked Most:

  • There is very fine acting by all, especially by Danny Mountain and Samantha Ryan.
  • The musical soundtrack is excellent during the scene and the plot preceding it. So, too, are the videography and editing.
  • Although I've seen Samantha Ryan in numerous scenes, I've never been as impressed with her as I was while I watched this scene. Wow! She's going on my list of potential Must-See Girls!
  • The foreplay is very hot and satisfying. Danny, who seldom eats girls' pussies during his sex scenes, does such a fine job of cunnilingus that he makes Samantha cum volcanically.
  • Samantha has two fantastic orgasms during cunnilingus, another in mish (her whole body trembles uncontrollably), and again in spoon. Damn, I want to be with her!
  • Samantha's moves are incredibly fine during cowgirl. She "works" so hard that her fine body soon glistens with sweat.
  • Samantha and Danny kiss frequently and deeply throughout the scene. They also caress each other with their hands and tongues.
  • Samantha and Danny develop incendiary chemistry during this scene. Wow!
  • Samantha ups her own pleasure by stroking her sensitive clit while Danny fucks her pussy.

What Could Have Been Better:

  • Even though this is a couples-themed and romantic movie, I think there should have been some attention given to Samantha's asshole. A little rimming would have been edgy for this type of movie. But, it certainly isn't something I wouldn't do to my girlfriend.
  • There are some cases in which transitioning footage between sexual positions is missing. The couple "jumps" from one position to another, which causes a loss of continuity.

Extras

The DVD-9 Disc I reviewed contains: a full motion chapter selector arranged according to plot development; multiple chapters per scene; a 32-minute behind-the-scenes (BTS) featurette; a four-minute self-running slide show of pretty-girl, soft, and hard production stills; a "Pick Your Pleasure" screen that allows you to jump to tease, blowjob, missionary, doggy, cowgirl, or popshot footage; trailers for seven New Sensations XXX Parodies and several of their Romance features; an advertisement for New Sensations' website; and a Company Information screen. The BTS contains a behind-the-camera look at the cast and crew shooting scenes used in Awakening to Love; video of the still photo shoots; footage of on-set tomfoolery; impromptu--and quite entertaining--interviews of the cast members (both male and female); "sneak peaks" of the girls' bodies; video of the cast members practicing their lines; and footage of the cast members cracking funny--and very corny--jokes. This is an average selection of extras in today's marketplace. Three stars.

Final Thoughts

The best things about Awakening to Love include:
  • the overall beauty of the movie. It's romantic and lush, without sacrificing hot sex.
  • the movie's production values. The locations, sets, props, hairstyling, wardrobe, and musical soundtrack are all quite appropriate. It's obvious that this is not a low-budget porn flick. There's only one inappropriate prop, and that's a lousy metal folding chair in Samantha's hospital room. You'd never find such a cheap bedside chair in a real hospital room.
  • the surround sound, which is outstanding.
  • the quality of the video. Even though I watched the DVD version of this movie, rather than Blu Ray, I found the picture to be crisp and clear and of very high resolution.
  • the acting. Everybody does and excellent job portraying their roles. However, special kudos are due to Kimberly Kane, in non-sex-role, and to sexual performers Dale DaBone, Danny Mountain, Samantha Ryan, and Misty Stone.
  • the unexpected heat of the sex scenes. I went into this movie thinking it would be pretty but not hot. I was wrong. Although the sex is not as "edgy" as in some gonzo movies, it certainly is fulfilling!
  • the unusual--yet highly effective--"toys" used by Dale DaBone and Samantha Ryan during Scene One.
  • the quality of the oral sex. Both the fellatio and the cunnilingus are top notch...the kind couples do for each other when they care more about each other's pleasure than getting the scene over as soon as possible to collect a pay check.
  • the non-facial pops. Perhaps I'm jaded, but I'm so fucking tired of open mouthed pops...especially if the girl wastes the semen by spitting it out.
  • the 100% all-natural breasts owned by all the girls in this movie. I'm so tired of hideous scars and unsightly bulges that these girls' small real breasts are a real treat.

Awakening to Love could have been better if:

  • at least some attention had been paid to the girls' anuses. I know this is a romantic couples movie, but rimming would have been completely appropriate.
  • continuity had not been lost on a few occasions due to abrupt edits or lack of transitioning footage between positions.
  • condoms had not been employed.
  • Kimberly Kane were in one of the sex scenes.

Things I didn't like about Awakening to Love include:

  • nothing.

Recap
Average sex rating: 4.55
Average video rating: 4.88
Average audio rating: 4.50
Average production values rating: 4.80
Extras rating: 3.00
Bonus point(s): 0.00
Overall rating: 4.36

Legend:
X Critic Pick (4.5+ sex; 4.0+ production values; 4.5+ overall)
Highly Recommended (4.5+ sex; 4.0+ overall)
Recommended (4.0+ sex; 4.0+ overall)
Rent It (<4.00 sex; <4.00 overall)
Skip It (<3.50 sex; <4.00 overall)


Dr. Jay



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