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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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Andrew Garfield and Andy Serkis visited the IMDb Studio at the Visa Infinite Lounge to discuss their upcoming movie Breathe.

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Colin Campbell (as Edward Speleers)
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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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$22,285 (North America) (15 October 2017)
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Part of the movie is shot in Hluhluwe South Africa. See more »

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A Wonderful Love Story with wonderful performances
16 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this film that I saw at TIFF. Apparently a lot of critics were expecting something grittier from Andy Serkis. Jonathan and Diana Cavendish are 100% behind this film and I DO believe that what is shown is true. Perhaps some critics wanted more darkness, but I do believe with these peoples' zest for life, they didn't allow much darkness to cloud their love and triumph.

I believe that Robin, Diana, and Jonathan enjoyed their time together as much as humanly possible. It is a love letter, a tale of triumph over adversity, and most of all it is a wonderful love story. Sometimes there IS more light than darkness. Especially when you have talent like Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. Both are excellent in their roles, allowing me to completely immerse myself in this uplifting story.


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