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Breathe (2017)

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The inspiring true love story of Robin (Andrew Garfield) and Diana Cavendish (Claire Foy), 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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Andy Serkis

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William Nicholson (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Robin Cavendish
Claire Foy ... Diana Cavendish
Ed Speleers ... Colin Campbell (as Edward Speleers)
Tom Hollander ... Bloggs Blacker / David Blacker
David Butler David Butler ... Estate Manager
Ben Lloyd-Hughes ... Dr. Don McQueen
Miranda Raison ... Mary Dawney
Camilla Rutherford ... Katherine Robertson
Andre Jacobs ... Governor
Terry Norton Terry Norton ... Governor's Wife
Charles Streeter ... RAF Lyneham Medic
Penny Downie ... Tid
Amit Shah ... Dr. Khan
Jonathan Hyde ... Dr. Entwistle
Emily Bevan ... Nurse Margaret
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When Robin (Andrew Garfield) is struck down by polio at the age of twenty-eight, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana's (Claire Foy'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, travelling, 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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Trivia

Jonathan Cavendish, Robin's son, is a movie producer, and is one of the producers on this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Diana Cavendish: Bloggs told me the other day that all our friends were convinced I'd give up on you. Apparently they saw me as some kind of a pampered nitwit
Robin Cavendish: Well, you are a pampered nitwit.
Diana Cavendish: Oh, was I? Well, it didn't stop you running after me, did it?
Robin Cavendish: Well, no. I've got nothing against nitwits, as long as they're pretty.
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Aliento
Written bt Al-Farid, Chauhan & Padayachee
Performed by Bienjamien Camroodien
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Wish they made more spouses like that more often
20 January 2018 | by phd_travelSee 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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Release Date:

27 October 2017 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,285, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$490,131

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,026,154
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