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.
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
The real Diana Cavendish (who is played by Claire Foy in the film), was present during much of the filming. She was 83 at the time and traveled to all the filming locations with the production. See more »
Andrew Garfield's character, Robin Cavendish is able to talk whilst connected to a ventilator via a tracheotomy. This was made possible through a one way valve called a Passy Muir valve. See more »
English isn't my native language, so forgive me in advance:)
I loved this movie. I was impressed by the acting skills of Andrew Garfield, totally believable. Claire Foy did a great job too, I think she's a very good actress, I have to admit that at times I found it difficult to not see Queen Elisabeth in her.
The story line was a bit rushed though, their relationship didn't really develop on the screen and for me it was hard to believe she really loved him in the very beginning of the film. But towards the end it was totally believable. One thing I missed was a great score, the music was almost absent, they should have asked Rachel Portman for the soundtrack (Never Let Me Go). But hey, that's just my opinion.
I shed some tears at the end.. It's a story about true love! Go watch it, you won't regret it!
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