Andrew Garfield Brilliantly Avoids Showy Stunts as Polio Victim in 'Breathe'

Andrew Garfield Brilliantly Avoids Showy Stunts as Polio Victim in 'Breathe'
There are cynics out there who snicker at any film, based on a true story, that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit at overcoming a physical handicap. I've been among the snickerers myself. But Breathe, the first film directed by motion-capture acting wizard Andy Serkis (Gollum, Snoke, King Kong, Caesar the ape), wore me down by the sheer force of its sincerity. Does the script by William Nicholson sometimes hit the sentiment pedal too hard? It does. But look at the tale it's telling.

Andrew Garfield gives a fierce,
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