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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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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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Andy Serkis has stated that this film was a labor of love in that the story depicts the real-life odyssey of Robin and Diana Cavendish, the parents of his friend and business partner Jonathan Cavendish. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Colin Campbell: There is something I have to say. I want you to know what a difference you've made to my life. It's not always been easy for me. Every time I come here... I go away stronger. And it's not because you're worse off than me.
Robin Cavendish: No, no, no.
Colin Campbell: It's who you are, Robin. Or who you've turned yourself into, God knows how.
Robin Cavendish: Thank you, Col.
Colin Campbell: I'm gonna miss you.
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Featured in Projector: Breathe (2017) See more »

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True Love
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly from High Society (1956)
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Love can conquer all
15 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Saw this film last night without reading any previously written reviews, and I thought it absolutely outstanding. The devotion that Robin and Diana had for each other, encountering such a life altering event only one year into a marriage would likely destroy most marriages. Addressing the ignorance and lack of empathy from the medical community must have been a real slog, and it is to their credit that such amazing inroads were made to better the lives of polio victims and other disabled persons. While the world has become a better place for those "outside the norm", there is still so much yet to be done. The cast and Jonathan Cavendish should win all the BAFTAs and Oscars possible. This film gave me hope that we can all be better than we are.


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