Breathe

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Director: Andy Serkis
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Diana Rigg
Genre: Drama, Romance, Biography
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2017 117 mins. (12A)
Released by STX International

Newly married Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), a 28-year-old British army captain who sought his future as a tea broker in Kenya is suddenly struck down with polio. Given months to live and with his wife Diana (Claire Foy), pregnant despair, fear, anger and self-pity surface but with determination and courage and with more than a little help from Oxford don and inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville) who developed a wheel chair with a respirator allowing travel, Robin Cavendish conquers his fears, defied the sceptics and lived until 1994.

Produced by Jonathan Cavendish, the couples's son, Andrew Garfield offers a very English, stiff upper lip tribute to a remarkable man. A tear jerker at times and visually stunning with a comic touch from Diana's twin brothers Bloggs and David Blacker (Tom Hollander), is all very well but it's all rather like a rose tinted fairy story that's content with itself and leaves the nasty bits for another day.

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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 00:30