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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.

Director:

John Erman

Writers:

Anne Tyler (book), Robert W. Lenski (teleplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Ira Moran
Joanne Woodward ... Maggie Moran
Kathryn Erbe ... Fiona
Joyce Van Patten ... Serena
Eileen Heckart ... Mabel
Paul Winfield ... Daniel Otis
Tim Guinee ... Jesse Moran
Henry Jones ... Sam
Stephi Lineburg ... Leroy
Debra Mooney ... Mrs. Stuckey
John Considine ... Durwood
Delphi Harrington ... Sugar
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Daisy
Kevin Thigpen Kevin Thigpen ... Lamont
Larry John Meyers 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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last film of Henry Jones. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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HILARIOUS!
29 August 2002 | by JulJoAnnicgraithSee all my reviews

This movie is hilariously funny. I was on the ground laughing through most of the movie. But it's not a pointless kind of hilarious. I'm a big fan of both Joanne Woodward and James Garner so this movie was heaven for me. I enjoyed every minute of it. Woodward and Garner were great together! Almost every word out of Woodward's mouth had me in hysterics, and every look and reaction of Garner's was equally as funny. And the scene when Woodward sings "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" at Serena's husband's funeral is a CLASSIC! And, ofcourse, the scene on the road where Woodward pops her head out of the window and tells some old guy his tire's falling off...now that is funny. She feels so bad after seeing who was in the car that she makes Garner turn back.

This movie is everything you could want in a movie- a ton of comedy, a tad bit of drama to give the movie some meaning, and even a little bit of suspense. Not to mention high class performances by Garner & Woodward. See this movie!!!!


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