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Breathe (2017)

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The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

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Colin Campbell (as Edward Speleers)
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Bloggs Blacker / David Blacker
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Estate Manager
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Dr. Don McQueen
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Mary Dawney
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RAF Lyneham Medic
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Nurse Margaret
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When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together - raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Written by Bleecker Street

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including some bloody medical images | See all certifications »

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27 October 2017 (UK)  »

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Una razón para vivir  »

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$22,285, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

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$490,131, 14 December 2017
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Reunites Hugh Bonneville and Ed Speleers. They both starred together in Downton Abbey (2010). See more »

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Andrew Garfield's character, Robin Cavendish is able to talk whilst connected to a ventilator visa a tracheostomy. This would not be possible as air would not be passing through his vocal cords. See more »

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Diana Cavendish: I want Jonathan t know you, there must be something I can do.
Robin Cavendish: Get me out of here.
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A Wonderful Love Story with wonderful performances
16 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this film that I saw at TIFF. Apparently a lot of critics were expecting something grittier from Andy Serkis. Jonathan and Diana Cavendish are 100% behind this film and I DO believe that what is shown is true. Perhaps some critics wanted more darkness, but I do believe with these peoples' zest for life, they didn't allow much darkness to cloud their love and triumph.

I believe that Robin, Diana, and Jonathan enjoyed their time together as much as humanly possible. It is a love letter, a tale of triumph over adversity, and most of all it is a wonderful love story. Sometimes there IS more light than darkness. Especially when you have talent like Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. Both are excellent in their roles, allowing me to completely immerse myself in this uplifting story.


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