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Still Breathing (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  1 May 1998 (USA)
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Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. ... See full summary »

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Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San Antonio and meets his wise grandmother. Story of two disparate people linked by "fate" gets increasingly interesting as it rolls along. Written by Ed Lorusso

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puppeteer | con artist | dream | ivy | love | See All (28) »

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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Box Office

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$86,659 (USA) (1 May 1998)

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$212,267 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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Trivia

The stone crafter story that Fletcher tells to Roz is a local legend about La Ventana de Rosa (the Rose Window), at the Mission San José in San Antonio. See more »

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Fletcher McBracken, after loosely and raggedly cutting out a women's picture, goes to throw it in a basket, and when it lands in the basket the cut out picture is perfectly and roundly trimmed right up to the image of the women. See more »

Quotes

Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother: I know. It's more of a curse than a blessing.
Rosalyn Willoughby: What?
Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother: Being smart and what people call beautiful. I'm not bragging, but in my day I was considered quite a catch. I don't think I ever met a man I felt could outsmart me - out-think me. How those silly creatures did bore me. Oh, it does cause quite a fuss, that combination: smart and beautiful. But it's mostly in your own gut. See, the problem is, you stop believing that he *could* be out there waiting for you.
Rosalyn Willoughby: Who?
Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother: Your true love.
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Sittin' Up at Night
Written and Performed by Augie Meyers
Courtesy of White Boy Records
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Still Breathing is still breathtaking
13 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Combining eccentricity with serendipity, Still Breathing is still, almost ten years after it was first released, one of the best fate-filled and wistfully magical love stories of all time. Take one somewhat unusual street performer who is mystically drawn towards his soul mate - a hardened con artist miles away, and then back their journey towards, away and towards one another with a gorgeous soundtrack that moves effortlessly from Chopin to Carly Simon, and you've got one very touching if not markedly unique story. Fraser is great as the slightly odd lovestruck suitor as is Going, who clearly portrays her struggle with losing the grip on her tough anti-emotion veneer as it starts to crumble under Fraser's enticing conviction. The lovely locale of San Antonio, TX also adds to the charm of this special film that will leave you wondering if one soul is truly destined to be, exclusively, with another.


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