Breathe

Breathe

Inspire

DVD - 2018
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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.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Elevation Pictures, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: BREAT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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dixiedog
Sep 27, 2019

JCLHeatherM – Jul 19, 2018 says it all very nicely. This movie is a little slow but it does depict how persons suffering from polio were isolated and locked away by doctors without any hope to enjoy even the simplest pleasures of life. It also exhibits how the courage, love and devotion of loved ones and friends enhanced Robin Cavendish’s life and how they collectively improved the mundane existence of others suffering from this horrible incapacitating disease. Senior Doctor-at-Bass Fishing, D.A.

The guy who played Gollum makes his directorial debut directing the guy who played The Amazing Spider-Man and the gal who played The Girl in the Spider's Web in a movie that has nothing to do with any of that stuff. This is a wonderful period drama that is also a true story. Not just based on a true story but actually tells the story as it was for a change. Beautifully photographed, lovingly directed, splendidly written and acted, I have no idea why this tear-jerker love story wasn't nominated for any Oscars - it was better than at least half the movies up for Best Picture. Enjoy, but bring a box of tissues. You'll need them.

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atfrancis
Jan 03, 2019

Much more than a five star rating. The movie is based on a true story and produced by the son of the protagonist Robin Cavendish.
A story that proves that sometimes genius is found when adversity hits and that genius can be used to transform the world.
Not to go without mention is tiny Claire Foy who once again takes on a huge role and knocks it out of the ballpark.

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LoriVirginia
Dec 16, 2018

I thought this movie was brilliant. The couple's son, Jonathan Cavendish, produced this movie as a tribute to his parents. It was both moving and inspiring....the casting was great.

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ruthferster
Sep 26, 2018

Seems that this movie is mixed up as the title should be breath staring Simon baker... right? The movie breathe is easily found on Netflix ... FYI

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jimg2000
Aug 20, 2018

★★⅔ An inspiring bio-drama about a 1960's post-polio tetraplegic man who lived life to the fullest under the dedicated care of his family through marriage and their resourceful friends. However, the anchor love story of the aristocratic Cavendishs came across with little romance but as a-matter-of-fact, and their hardships too cheerfully overcame -- would like to hear reviews from audiences with tetraplegia and their family caretakers. Also, felt uneasy for Robin, who was always on life support, whenever Diana's eternal boyish twin brothers were present behaving like boys. Lastly, brings to mind wonderful films as "The Theory of Everything 2014;" less so "The Intouchables 2011," "The Sessions 2012" and "Me Before You 2016."

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garycornell
Aug 07, 2018

Fantastic movie! As one who tries to respect the feeling of others, there is a mean comment from a KCLS patron on this page. (look below) I forgive this person. Possibly this patron was having a bad day. Patron comments should be limited to your feelings about the movie. Cruel remarks to patrons is unacceptable!

ArapahoeSarah Aug 06, 2018

A beautiful and emotional film that poses many important questions regarding disabilities. If you liked the movie, "The Theory of Everything," then you may also enjoy this one as well.

JCLHeatherM Jul 19, 2018

This dramatic biopic tells the story of Robin Cavendish, one of the longest living polio survivors in Great Britain. Robin's loyal wife Diana champions her husband through his health issues and with the help of a family friend, develop a wheelchair with a built-in respirator that allows Robin to survive outside of hospital walls. The Cavendish's continue to champion for the differently abled, around the world, defying expectations in the process.

While slightly slow-moving, this film is worth a watch and pays homage to the original Cavendish family in the end credits.

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marieloudavril
May 15, 2018

Very touching movie with persevering true love and acceptance until the end. It also raises the ethical issue of assistance in dying , true care and understanding and also how we choose to say good-bye to the one we loved the most. Amazing reveling true story. A must see .

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