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  • PG-13
  • 1h 58m
  • 2017
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For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award® nominee Andrew Garfield, Golden Globe winner Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of devastating odds. When Robin is given only a few months to live, Diana plots a daring escape from the hospital and they seek a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping others. Breathe is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Strong performances from Breathe's well-matched leads help add an edge to a biopic that takes a decidedly heartwarming approach to its real-life story.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Feel-good romance tackles serious themes, disability rights.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Breathe -- Andy Serkis' directorial debut -- is based on the true story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), who became paralyzed after contracting polio in the late 1950s. Some blood is spilled as part of his medical condition (enough to upset young/particularly sensitive kids), a married couple cuddles (and, it's implied, gets up to some intimate touching), there are a couple of swear words, and adults drink in social situations. But overall this is an uplifting, feel-good true story of someone with severe disabilities who not only survives but perseveres and thrives with the help of his empathetic friends and courageous wife (Claire Foy). It does bring up the topic of assisted suicide, taking a stance that not all viewers will agree with.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 13, 2017
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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