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Breathe (2014)

Respire (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 September 2015 (USA)
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Charlie is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with Sarah, the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there's nothing average about how she feels.

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Mélanie Laurent

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Anne-Sophie Brasme (novel), Julien Lambroschini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joséphine Japy ... Charlie
Lou de Laâge ... Sarah
Isabelle Carré ... Vanessa - la mère de Charlie
Claire Keim ... Laura
Radivoje Bukvic ... Le père de Charlie (as Sasha Bukvic)
Roxane Duran ... Victoire
Thomas Solivérès ... Gastine (as Thomas Solivéres)
Camille Claris ... Delphine
Louka Meliava ... Lucas
Louise Grinberg ... Louise
Fanny Sidney ... Isa
Anne Marivin
Marie Denarnaud ... Marie
Carole Franck ... La mère de Sarah
Alejandro Albarracín ... Esteban
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It is tale of two teenage girls who develop an intense and dangerous friendship. Charlie is a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, disillusionment and solitude. When the beautiful and self-confident Sarah arrives and the two become inseparable, Charlie is thrilled to feel alive, fulfilled and invincible in their intense friendship. But as Sarah tires of Charlie and begins to look elsewhere for a new friend, their friendship takes an ominous turn. Written by Mon

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25 October 2015 | by mannacioSee all my reviews

If you are an adult, mature enough to find teenage silliness boring, the first part of this movie will seem a bit slow paced. Once the pathological relationship between Sarah and Charlie become clear it will evince somewhat more interest. But I think the "surprise" ending will not prove to be a surprise to most intelligent adult viewers. And when it's all over you may justifiably ask yourself, what was the purpose of this movie? Entertainment? Only for those who find themselves entertained by a rather lurid world of teenage passions. I hope you're not sitting next to one of those. A cautionary tale for parents? Hardly. A character portrayal in which one can empathize with the difficulties of the two girls because their high school experience is so much like our own, or like others we knew? Not very likely. So the movie, if it serves any purpose at all, is for the vicarious enjoyment of a seemly existence and its consequences. At many points in the movie you are almost sure to ask yourself whether Charlie couldn't have made much better decisions in her relationship with Sarah. The class, at the beginning of the movie, which tells the students (and surely warns the rest of us) that passion and intellect cannot coexist is certainly a very French view and this comment is surely meant to underline the rest of the movie. Perhaps if this were the inflamed passion of adults, as in the Postman Only Rings Twice, this forewarning would be appropriate - but unnecessary. Here it is needed but doesn't help.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breathe See more »

Filming Locations:

Languedoc-Roussillon, France See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,063, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$42,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,158,695
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2.76 : 1
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