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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.
Branch Call Number: MOVIE BRE
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1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Apr 15, 2018

This was a very touching and heartfelt tribute to his parents, as well as to all immobile patients that were "jailed" inside (and largely kept silent) hospitals, no matter how advanced or clean.
Robin Cavendish (played brilliantly by Andrew Garfield: Hacksaw Ridge, 2016; The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 & 2014), is a man that helped shed light upon the many hospital patients that were immobile due to their illness.
His devoted and loving wife, Diana Cavendish (played brilliantly by Claire Foy: The Crown: tv series 2016/2017; Lady in the Van 2015) supported and gave Robin the reason to live, along with help from family.
Robin and inventor Teddy Hall (played well by Hugh Bonneville: Paddington 2, 2017) helped make a wheelchair with a built-in respirator. Their first prototype of their portable respirator was released in 1962 – the Cavendish Chair.
Robin and Diana's son, Jonathan Cavendish produced this film. Unfortunately the Bonus features did not add much to the background of the real life story.
One of the best films of 2017.

Apr 12, 2018

This calls into question what a movie is all about. I can see someone wanting to make a tribute to their father. I can't see it in the form of a movie. This one is poorly acted, boring, and of little interest to anybody not involved with the story. But judging from the other comments, I guess there are some misery lovers out there that are suckers for punishment. Losers need distraction too.

Mar 24, 2018

True Story, amazing cast and one of the best movies I've ever seen.

Mar 23, 2018

What an amazing life story! Great movie with a wonderful selection of actors, too. Ode to human spirit.

Feb 21, 2018

As someone who suffers from a disability I found this film to be educational, entertaining and beautifully sweet.

Feb 21, 2018

Marvellous movie. This is a love story; a story of living with polio in the 1950's to the 1970's; overcoming obstacles; celebrating life to its fullest despite being a quadruplegic. It is based on the lives of Robin and Dianne Cavendish. Andrew Garfield's portrayal of Robin is superb.

Feb 17, 2018

Which is better: The Theory of Everything or Breathe? Both hi-tone/romantic Brit dramas about disability against all odds. KUDOS to Andy Serkis, that creature in LOTR, now first time director.

Feb 09, 2018

This is what a Merchant Ivory Chick Flick would look like complete with sweeping English countrysides, stiff upper-lipped perseverance, and a rousing musical score. Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield put in convincing performances and the Brideshead Revisited sets are easy on the eye. First time director Andy Serkis does tug at the heartstrings a few too many times however (that ending!) but the fact that it is based on a true story cuts it a bit of slack.

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