Rent Breathe (2017)

3.7 of 5 from 485 ratings
1h 53min
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Synopsis:
Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy star in this warm, funny and uplifting true story. 'Breathe' follows the life of Robin Cavendish (Garfield) and his wife Diana (Foy), an adventurous and determined couple who refuse to give up when Robin contracts polio and is given just months to live. Against all advice, Diana brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together and with the help of Diana's hilarious twin brothers, both played by Tom Hollander, and the pioneering ideas of their friend and inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), they find a way to live a full and passionate life.
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Directors:
Producers:
Jonathan Cavendish
Writers:
William Nicholson
Studio:
STX Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/02/2018
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.55:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Featurettes: 'Robin's Legacy', 'Diana and Robin's Love Story', 'Choosing Life - The True Story' and 'Behind the Scenes'
  • Director's Commentary with Andy Serkis and Producer Jonathan Cavendish
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/02/2018
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.55:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Featurettes: 'Robin's Legacy', 'Diana and Robin's Love Story', 'Choosing Life - The True Story' and 'Behind the Scenes'
  • Director's Commentary with Andy Serkis and Producer Jonathan Cavendish

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Reviews (10) of Breathe

Deep Breath ! - Breathe review by JD

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21/03/2018

This movie is superb. A moving true story that is both interesting and not too sentimental.

Beautiful settings, well acted, and funny !

Well done to all concerned.

A treat.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Rent it! - Breathe review by JG

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22/03/2018

Great film. Follows a long line of similar films that portray the resilience of folk faced with life threatening illnesses and how they fight back with amazing tenacity.

In Breathe Andrew cavendish contracts polio and is left in a state of permanent paralysis. His wife will not let him give in and anchors him to life. Together they change history by turning conventional medical science of the time upside down. With the help of a friend a wheelchair is built that can carry and deliver oxygen. This wheelchair transforms the lives of many more of these hospital bound polio victims who had more or less been written off.

Along with You before me, The best of men, Brief history of time and Untouchable - Breathe is a deeply moving film that retaliates against big brother, and wins . Highly recommended. Rent it !

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Amazingly uplifting story - Breathe review by Champ

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25/09/2018

The synopsis of this film would put most people off - a man is paralysed from the next down after contracting polio, and then lives with it for 30 years. But in fact, the film is wonderfully uplifting and inspiring, and great illustration of the tenacity of the human spirit. Of course, the tragedy of the story is very tragic indeed, and the tears definitely flowed at some points of the film, but the was lots and lots of laughter too.

The cast is excellent throughout, but Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy deserve to be singled out for portraying what is essentially a deep and moving love story. The phrase "love conquers all" is the sort of cliche that would normally make me gag, but in this case it damn well did!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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