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
They have a scene of them driving down the road in the van that shows the date 1965 and the song in the background is of Lee Marvin singing "I was born under a Wandering Star". That song came out with the movie Paint My Wagon in 1969 four years later. See more »
Dr. Clement Aitken:
May I begin by noting an interesting fact? At this conference on managing the lives of the severely disabled there are no disabled people present.
Dr Aitken, forgive me, but the severely disabled are on life-support machines. So how could they be present?
[loud laughter in the room]
Dr. Clement Aitken:
Um... well, allow me to introduce... um... Mr Robin Cavendish.
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I've said it before the best films are based on real events . Andy Garfield deserves the best actor Oscar . This one will make you laugh , cry and smile .
One man's fight for survival against the odds with the loving support of his wife and son who incidentally produced the film .
Excellent casting , acting and directing by Serkis . Beautiful photography a film that ought to be depressing was actually somewhat uplifting and you'll want to see it again and look up the real story .
A British cinematic masterpiece worthy of an Oscar nomination.
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