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Marathon (2010)

 |  Drama  |  2 March 2010 (USA)
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Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry including the 1988 Pulitzer prize.

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Richards mother
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In the 17th year of friendship, William suffers a debilitating stroke. Richard stands by his partner fighting for his right to care for him, despite the inevitable restrictions on his own life and against the wishes of William's family. The strength to overcome disability with dignity becomes a lesson in physical and spiritual endurance, hard won knowledge indeed. Written by Anonymous

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how far our dreams can take us before we cross the finishing line

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poignant and touching film
10 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marathon is tale of courage and endurance. beautifully shot.Brilliant performances by Alec Dana and Bristol Pomeroy. Director Biju Viswanath handles the theme very artistically . The cast, the music and the new London setting matches perfectly .Based on a true story, "Marathon" is about the love shared by Richard Harteis and William Meredith, former poet laureate of the United States and winner of every American prize for poetry as well as the Pulitzer . When William suffered a stroke that left him almost helpless, Richard stood by his lover and fought for the right to be his caregiver against the wishes of William's family and aware of the restrictions that would be put on his own life. The two men were certainly aware that they had not made an easy choice in the past when they decided how they were going to live their lives. Yet it is their love for each other that gets them through whatever troubles they have had or will have. It takes not only resolve and discipline to deal with something like a stroke but their great love for each other gets them through. The film is set against the backdrop of training for and running of the New York marathon We watch Richard gain the strength to work with his partner and see him help him through his illness, therapy and healing and we certainly feel the love they share. Most important than all else is that we see just how far one's dreams can take him. I love this kind of movie Bravo to director Biju Viswanath for this beautiful film. watching it keeps me feeling good about life.


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