Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Dean-Charles Chapman



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    (Total Quotes: 31)


[referring to Diana]
Robin Cavendish: She’s gorgeous.


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.


[referring to Robin]
David Blacker: You can’t possibly marry him, Diana, he’s practically a stranger. It’s not as if you don’t have other options.
Diana Cavendish: The thing is, I just know this is it.


Diana Cavendish: I love you, Robin.


Diana Cavendish: Oh, I’ve got news.
Robin Cavendish: Oh, yeah.
Diana Cavendish: I’m going to have a baby.
Robin Cavendish: Best news I ever had, since I proposed and you said yeah.


Robin Cavendish: I’m not feeling too good. I can’t move. What’s going on?


Doctor: [to Robin] You inhaled the polio virus from droplets in the air. The result is you can’t breathe for yourself.


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.


Robin Cavendish: You really must leave, it’s rotten. I can’t have this.
Diana Cavendish: Apparently I can.


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 anywhere in the world.
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: Right, so are we plucky or pitiful?
[referring to Lady Neville]
Robin Cavendish: I think definitely plucky, this old dowager is as tough as nails.


Lady Neville: What exactly is it you want from me?
Diana Cavendish: Well…
Robin Cavendish: We want more of these chairs.
Diana Cavendish: For people like Robin.


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 has ever believed 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’s Son: When can we go to Africa, Daddy?
Robin Cavendish: Wouldn’t that be an adventure.


Robin Cavendish: When I first became paralyzed I wanted to die. But my wife wouldn’t let me, she told me I had to live to see our son grow up. So I went on living.


Diana Cavendish: [to Robin] Your life is my life!


Robin Cavendish: Why do you keep your disabled people in prison? Go back to your patients and set them free.


Robin Cavendish: I’ve accepted the risk of dying. 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.

Total Quotes: 31