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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robin Cavendish
... Diana Cavendish
... Colin Campbell (as Edward Speleers)
... Bloggs Blacker / David Blacker
David Butler ... Estate Manager
... Dr. Don McQueen
... Mary Dawney
... Katherine Robertson
... Governor
Terry Norton ... Governor's Wife
Charles Streeter ... RAF Lyneham Medic
... Tid
... Dr. Khan
... Dr. Entwistle
... 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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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,285, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$490,131, 14 December 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,149,789, 1 April 2018
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Part of the movie is shot in Hluhluwe South Africa. See more »

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Andrew Garfield's character, Robin Cavendish is able to talk whilst connected to a ventilator visa a tracheotomy. This was made possible through a one way valve called a Passy Muir valve. See more »

Quotes

Paddy: Five pounds says you'll never make it.
Robin Cavendish: And what do I get if I do?
Paddy: You get five pounds, you thick.
Robin Cavendish: You're on.
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Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: Breathe (2017) See more »

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Gloria All'Egitto, Ad Iside
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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Conducted by Jonel Perlea
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Wish they made more spouses like that more often
20 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

This is a beautifully filmed movie. It's inspiring to watch the devotion of the wife in supporting her husband struck down with polio at age 28. His subsequent efforts to live outside the hospital and advances in a wheelchair with a ventilator attached are quite illuminating. Especially with what happened to Christopher Reeve it is still relevant today. This movie doesn't focus too much on the awful side which is good or it would be too depressing.

The leads are watchable. Claire Foy QE2 of the Crown speaks and acts a lot like she does as Queen Elizabeth. Andrew Garfield isn't one to shy away from difficult roles. Here he speaks with his British accent.

It's a good thing to be reminded about Polio amidst the recent debate whether or no to vaccinate.


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