Based entirely on actual events -- and also one which directly includes the movie's producer Jonathan Cavendish -- it is reasonable to say that Breathe isn't a completely impressive narrative, exploring a scenario so many individuals have needed to tragically encounter -- but it is a story that permits for manager Andy Serkis to research topics of love, lifestyle and an unwavering dedication, and a exceptional dependability between two individuals.
This is exactly what makes Breathe such a moving, deep piece of cinema which, despite the issues handled, remains incredibly uplifting. Handling to bring him back home, Robin is restricted to the cold, bare walls of a hospital area, and given his life expectancy is so low, and his caliber much reduced, Diana dismisses the physician's guidance and proceeds to carry him home.
Polio patients hadn't been granted this liberty before, but as Robin can obtain a semblance of happiness again, even working together with buddy Teddy Hall is developing a mobile breathing system which allows for him to travel the entire world, he provides hope to fellow victims worldwide to demonstrate that there's still a satisfying life to direct after being diagnosed with this incurable disease. Serkis starts his movie in a somewhat hurried manner, with many short and eloquent sequences which amuses the viewer the opportunity to reflect.
Maybe, similarly into The Theory of Everything, that tells a similar story of a union placed under the strain of a life-altering illness, we can devote more time focusing to a healthy and fit Robin, to linger on the little, seemingly innocuous details we take for granted; breathing, speaking, walking for ourselves -- to love what he is soon to shed. Conversely, once we do approach the minute he's recognized, it is here the movie comes into its component, akin to a different Garfield generation in Hacksaw Ridge -- yet another movie that starts life as a member of a schmaltzy romantic bit, lulling us into a false sense of security before hitting us with all the drama.
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