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Breathing Lessons (1994)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 6 February 1994
A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Ira Moran
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Maggie Moran
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Fiona
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Serena
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Mabel
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Daniel Otis
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Jesse Moran
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Sam
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Leroy
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Mrs. Stuckey
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Durwood
Delphi Harrington ...
Sugar
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Daisy
Kevin Thigpen ...
Lamont
Larry John Meyers ...
Bodyshop Owner
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Storyline

A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements
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6 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Breathing Lessons (#43.2)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Last film of Henry Jones. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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Ann Tyler story
12 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So it was TV movie - I only saw it fairly recently but feel I must write something about it. Some of the comments on here indicate that the viewer has never read anything by Ann Tyler (my favourite writer). She writes about ordinary people who have their strengths and weaknesses, their hopes and dreams. And that's what this couple were like. One viewer found the Joanne Woodward character irritating - and so one might if you view her out of context. The wonderful thing about Ann Tyler is how she gets into the heads of ordinary men and I presume women. The Joanne Woodward character brings an optimism and 'romance' to the relationship with the Garner figure. I enjoyed the movie - just like I enjoy Tyler's novels - I'm always disappointed when I get to the last page, just want to know more. If you've not read her stories give her a try. The movie is a reasonable introduction.


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