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When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Sebeck (as Ali Wentworth)
Nathaniel Peart ...
Blake Sebeck
Shannon Garland ...
Lainey Sebeck


When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 July 2013 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Pasión inocente  »

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Opening Weekend:

$15,324 (USA) (28 March 2014)


$15,324 (USA) (28 March 2014)

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Although Felicity Jones depicts a high school teenager in this film, she was actually 27-28 when it was filmed and 30 when it was released in the US. See more »


Sophie: It's so hard to actually do what you want to do.
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Cutting Ice to Snow (Orchestral Version)
Written by Casper Clausen, Mads Christian Brauer, Karsten Fundal and Thomas Husmer, G Schirmer, Inc. o/b/o Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Performed by Efterklang & the Danish National Orchestra
Used courtesy of The Leaf Label
By arrangement with Woodwork Music Ltd.
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A great second feature by Doremus
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As was the case with Like Crazy this tale centres around a seemingly doomed romance that in the wrong hands could of become nothing more than a seriously creepy and unbelievable forbidden love story that would of been mighty hard to fall into from a viewing perspective. It's a real testament to Doremus and his writing partner Ben York Jones that this never takes effect and what does happen is a believable and realistic love story that is very far from a fairy-tale yet equally far away from feeling wrong when it really should be. Motivation for characters to go down paths they do consistently feels warranted with everyone from Pearce's longing for the old days Keith, Jone's mourning and wandering soul Sophie through to Adam's loving Megan and Davis's learning Lauren all natural characters that go through an arc which allows emotional investment a chance for these quality actors to ply there trade on material that matches their talent.

Reuniting with actress Jones after there joint successful breakthrough, Doremus again extracts a great turn from Jones who despite being far to old to be an 18 year exudes mystic and charm as the talented and wise beyond her years Sophie while it's a real joy to see Pearce given a role that showcases his often misused talents and it's hopefully a sign of things to come with his upcoming turn in the fantastic looking Australian movie The Rover. Ryan as always is good but particular mention needs to be made of young actress Mackenzie Davis who not only holds her own with this experienced cast but has moments that outshine all of them and it looks to be that she is a talent to watch. Other elements of the film are top notch from a really touching score through to Doremus eye for a camera shot Breathe In is quality at almost every turn it takes.

An at times sweet, sad and poignant love story Breathe In is another fine slice of life and love from Doremus and fans of any of these actors would be well advised to track this unfortunately low key release down to enjoy them on top form. A movie that should of been hard to warm to is here an effecting and non-manipulative tale in the hands of an upcoming director that looks set to be one of the best in the business in years to come.

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