BREATHE (Theatrical Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

Breathe—thoughtfully written—surprises as it tells its true story of how a young couple deals with polio. The film, if evaluated on the level of artistic endeavor would fail, but it does not miss a beat in telling a great story. Good work for Director Andy Serkis, who began his directing career on a high note with this unique story.

Storyline

A husband and a wife decide life is not an option after the husband suffers a disease that causes lungs to fail. Their choice to live results in a revolution within disabled communities and within the medical profession.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Andy Serkis for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Claudia Bluemhuber, Florian Dargel, Tara Finegan, Irene Gall, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Ian Hutchinson, Joe Oppenheimer, Phil Robertson, James Spring, and Larry Taube for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), Diana Cavendish (Claire Foy), Colin Campbell (Ed Speleers), Bloggs Blacker/David Blacker (Tom Hollander) Estate Manager (David Butler), Dr. Don McQueen (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), Mary Dawney (Miranda Raison), Katherine Robertson (Camillia Rutherford), Governor (Andre Jacobs), Governor’s Wife (Terry Norton), RAF Lyneham Medic (Charles Streeter), and Tid (Penny Downie.

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Love in action. The film demonstrates how to live well despite serious life issues, has WOW! written all over it, and allows an audience to take away something good.

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