It is impossible to imagine being trapped in your own body and still somehow stay positive, motivated and change the lives of the people who are equally unfortunate. This is the best movie we've seen in ages. Here he speaks with his British accent. Excellent casting , acting and directing by Serkis. Breathe is an interesting fact based film because it reveals the isolated lives of polio victims in the late 50's and 60's. The directing by Serkis is excellent. It's inspiring to watch the devotion of the wife in supporting her husband struck down with polio at age 28.
Especially Garfield turns into a brilliant performance that reminded me on a young Tom Hanks. He's one of Australia's best writers and his work is certainly the most authentic Australiana. Having been accidently dropped off at the North Pole, our Minion pals make the most of the situation by trying to become elves. He better get his Oscar speech ready. A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace. Breathe is an inspiring and heartwarming story about a man diagnosed with the disease that forever changed his life and the lives of people around him. Close friend and inventor Teddy Hall Hugh Bonneville pioneered a wheel-chair with a battery powered respirator that freed Robin from a life inside hospital, despite advice that he would not survive outside for more than two weeks.
Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. That description does little to prepare viewers for what is a multi-layered period drama, with themes about assisted dying, disability rights, medical innovation, personal triumph over adversity, and the all-conquering power of a woman's love. The story line was a bit rushed though, their relationship didn't really develop on the screen and for me it was hard to believe she really loved him in the very beginning of the film. 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. Nonetheless this is a stunning contribution to the Australian film industry's history.
It's a good thing to be reminded about Polio amidst the recent debate whether or no to vaccinate. The winner of the 2017 Heavy-Duty Tissues Award can now be announced. Set in the 1950s, Robin Cavendish Andrew Garfield , a dashing young tea-broker, met the love of his life Diana Claire Foy at a cricket game. I shed some tears at the end. Once again a great job. I was impressed by the acting skills of Andrew Garfield, totally believable.
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. And they sing together 'Goodbye-ee'. With Pikelet and Loonie we have two teenage boys we've likely all come across before in our time, Pikelet the quiet and introverted type and Loonie the more carefree and rashly thinking troublemaker and as these two unlikely commrades attach themsleves to the lives of the somewhat sad Sando and his troubled wife Eva played by Elizabeth Debicki , Breath creates a real and lived in world where things are set in course for the shaping of these characters lives. This one will make you laugh , cry and smile. At almost two hours, it's paced in a tempo that matches the period, the people and the lifestyle and flows past like the beautiful waves at Barney's.
They are both beautifully written and the characters are well written without being too neatly black and white. With the aid of his wife Diana played by Claire Foy who absolutely refused to give up on him, he left the hospital and managed to live a life which enabled him to be at home with his family and watch his son grow up. One thing I missed was a great score, the music was almost absent, they should have asked Rachel Portman for the soundtrack Never Let Me Go. 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. The Sunday matinée screening was attended so-so probably the sunny 75 degree weather had something to do with that. Saw this film last night without reading any previously written reviews, and I thought it absolutely outstanding.
Andy Serkis' directing debut is a very credible and assured one, with little signs of inexperience and out of his depth-ness. You won't see the trials and tribulations of being disabled as much here, just a beautiful love story between two people. It's a good thing to be reminded about Polio amidst the recent debate whether or no to vaccinate. The film is masterful: Simon Baker's direction and his performance as Sando is believable and superlative; the young men playing Pikelet and Loonie are superb; the cinematography is beyond belief. The film is faithful to the book apart from the sanitizing of auto-erotic asphyxiation. Based on Tim Winton's novel of the same name, Breath centres around teenage mates Pikelet and Loonie played impressively by newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence who in a small coastal town in Western Australia begin a love affair with the waves and a friendship with the older and married surf loving Sando that will shape the course of their lives.
Breathe is still a solid film with nice photography, pace and the story itself. Just watch it: the less you know, the more you'll be wonderfully surprised. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times. Perhaps the music could have fitted a little more too, it's decent enough on its own but within the context of the film someone like Patrick Doyle would have suited more. Go watch it, you won't regret it! It is impossible to imagine this film being bearable without Andrew Garfield's extraordinary performance, supported by Claire Foy in the equally demanding role of his wife. A vigilante helps victims escape their domestic abusers.
Andrew Garfield gives a heart-wrenching, nuanced performance and Hugh Bonneville is admirable support but for me it's an outstanding Claire Foy who stands out the most. Back in the 80s, five friends cause raucous in their schooldays. A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace. The set's production certainly can't be blamed, and the photography is quite good as well. This film does so it was really devastate you when you get to see that Robin wasn't really able to be there physically as a father to his son another power house is claire foy. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C. The casting was superb all around.