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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,285, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

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$489,357, 10 December 2017
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Robin Cavendish was an MBE for services to the disabled in 1975. See more »

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Andrew Garfield's character, Robin Cavendish is able to talk whilst connected to a ventilator visa a tracheostomy. This would not be possible as air would not be passing through his vocal cords. See more »

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You Need To Sit On Great Ideas
24 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A game of cricket assembles a mixed bag of English elites. A sport that mirrors the social tango that the players must navigate to find their partners. High priority is given to sportsmanship and aggression can lead to total interpersonal suicide. On this day, Robin wishes to risk it by thwacking the ball over his target.

Diana feels the breeze from the sphere, and suddenly her eyes become centered on the brash young man that sent the projectile her way. They fall asleep on the fast-forward button as their romance spirals into a subcontinent birth. The ambition of the pair make for an everlasting honeymoon.

A pathogen demon invades Robin's spinal column and his limbs are eaten from the inside. The intruder attacks the mind and heart as well. A dark blanket descends over Robin's bed as he communicates through pitiful blinks and gurgles. Trapped in the instrument that gave him a wife and son, he wallows in self-deprivation.

With her husband conceding the fight, Diana becomes a foot soldier and mobilizes a legendary assembly of peers. Ladies and gentlemen who have a knack for excavating laughter from mires, these colleagues put impossible smiles on Robin's stagnant face.

The expression exuding from Robin's cheeks and brows stir an unfathomable determination in his friends. Talking them into suicidal missions, they are reluctant at first, then exuberant supporters of his cause. Living truly becomes an obsession of Robin's and those around him catch the bug as well.

Quality of life standards vary tremendously dependent on where you travel. Some places limit this arbitrary concept, and others exploit it. Whether you live in excess or are trapped in institutions or class prisons, there are doors to fulfillment. Robin Cavendish was merely a spoken person for the idea of "better".


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