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A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.

Director:

Baltasar Kormákur

Writers:

Walter Doty (screenplay), John Claflin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Stallard ... Chloe
Dermot Mulroney ... Paul Stanton
Diane Kruger ... Diane Stanton
Sam Shepard ... James Harrison
Jordi Mollà ... Aguilar
Vincent Perez ... Dr. Martinez
Rosanna Arquette ... Dr. Rubin
David Selby ... Henry White
Cesar Ramos Cesar Ramos ... Ines
Kristyan Ferrer ... Miguel
Arlin Alcala Arlin Alcala ... Centro Medico Juarez Receptionist
Juan Avila Juan Avila ... Camaronito (as Juan Avila Hernandez)
Nick Banks Nick Banks ... Dr. Sullivan
Richard Barela Richard Barela ... Hotel Clerk
Daniel Barela Daniel Barela ... Used Car Salesman
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A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some people have only one option.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Run for Her Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Juarez, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,030, 24 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,115, 28 October 2010
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26 Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Diane Stanton: Do you think 100 grand's enough?
Paul Stanton: I don't know, it's not like they gave me a price list. Who knows what a lung costs in Mexico.
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Surprisingly good.
20 February 2011 | by JWJanneckSee all my reviews

The basic premise of this film does not give reason for very high expectations --- dedicated parents with child in distress, how far are they willing to go, and what do they need to do in order to save their child. In this case, the child needs an organ transplant, and as the usual channels do not seem to be able to save her, the parents need to get creative about procuring a suitable organ in some other way.

This is fertile breeding ground for loads of cheese, contrived story lines, and emotional vignettes. And even though you can see the end coming from quite a bit away, and even the movie isn't entirely free of cheese, it's a dark and gritty movie that explores its subject without too much sentimentality and isn't afraid to look where standard Hollywood fare might not.

The solid story is helped along by a strong cast led by a great Mulroney (who seems to be expanding his range with every work I see him in), and it pains me to say that even Diane Kruger (whom I otherwise enjoy to slam) turns in an excellent performance, as does the interesting supporting cast (Arquette appears somewhat underused, it wouldn't be surprising if a good deal of her material ended up on the cutting room floor).

At some point in the film you realize that no matter which way things go, the ending won't be a very happy one. To me, that is where I see the true strength of this movie, and I find it much more important than the particular road the story ends up taking (and which seems to have made many viewers rather unhappy judging from the discussion boards). To be sure, I like the ending, and much prefer it over its conceivable alternatives, but the real point remains that our protagonist had arrived at a situation that no longer admitted a 'happy' resolution.

Definitely worth seeing.


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