Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Dean-Charles Chapman
Story: Bio-drama directed by Andy Serkis in his directorial debut. Based on the true story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) who has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralyzed by polio while in Africa and given just months to live. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination inspire him to lead a long and fulfilled life. Together along with inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Cavendish devotes the rest of his life to help fellow patients and the disabled with the hopes of transforming the lives of others like him.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Robin Cavendish: [to Diana] I could ask you to dance, and you could say, “Well, I don’t feel like dancing.” And then I could say, “Well, maybe some other time.” Or I could just not ask.
[referring to Robin]
David Blacker: Diana, this is your future life we’re talking about, that you hardly know him, he’s practically a stranger.
Diana Cavendish: The thing is, I just know this is it.
Diana Cavendish: I love you, Robin.
Robin Cavendish: I’m not feeling too good. I can’t move. What’s going on?
Doctor: [to Robin] People paralyzed by polio don’t last long.
Don McQueen: [to Diana] Can’t move anything from the neck down, can’t even breathe for yourself.
Robin Cavendish: How do you live like this?
Alan: You get used to it.
Diana Cavendish: I love you, and I want Jonathan to know you.
Robin Cavendish: You can’t love this.
Diana Cavendish: Yes, I can.
Diana Cavendish: There must be something I can do.
Robin Cavendish: Get me out of here.
Alan: Five pounds says you’ll never make it.
Robin Cavendish: You’re on.
Diana Cavendish: Robin is going to leave the hospital.
Doctor: No one with your husband’s disability exists outside a hospital.
Diana Cavendish: Has anyone ever tried?
[after setting Robin up in their home]
Diana Cavendish: Are you alright, darling?
Robin Cavendish: Much better.
Robin Cavendish: [to Diana] Darling call, Teddy, I’ve had an idea.
Diana Cavendish: A wheelchair that does his breathing for him.
Lady Neville: Are you sure it’s safe?
Robin Cavendish: It’s worked so far.
[visits his friend in the hospital in his new wheelchair]
Robin Cavendish: Alan, you owe me five pounds.
Alan: Jammy bastard.
Robin Cavendish: Why do you keep your disabled people in prison?
Doctor: No one’s believes it’s possible to live as you do.
Robin Cavendish: Well, we should open the gates and set them free.
[after Robin has helped his fellow paralyzed patients to get wheelchairs and released from hospital]
Diana Cavendish: What now, Robbie, a world tour?
Robin Cavendish: Wouldn’t that be an adventure.
Robin Cavendish: When I first became paralyzed I wanted to die. My wife told me I had to live to see our son grow up.
Diana Cavendish: [to Robin] Your life is my life!
Robin Cavendish: I don’t want to just survive. I want to truly live.
Diana Cavendish: My love, my life.
Hotel Receptionist: I think he should be in hospital. No?
David Blacker: You’re quite right. No.
Breathe is set to open in the US October 13, 2017 and UK October 27, 2017.