Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Feel-good romance tackles serious themes, disability rights.

PG-13 2017 117 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 15+

Almost perfect except the end about euthanasia

Wonderful ode to life and courage during three quarters of the movie. A very disturbing end that requires a lot of talk with the children. Parents wanted to recommend this movie must watch the end of the movie beforehand.
age 10+

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy are cinematic gold

I have seen ‘Breathe’ approximately 7 times, and every time I find something different. Andrew Garfield plays Robin Cavendish, a disabled polio patient who ends up on a respirator; unable to move from the neck down. This film is beautiful, with great music, scenery, and splendid acting. Robin and his wife Diana (Foy) show what it means to get through overpowering obstacles in life and keep on living despite them. There is little to worry about in this film, other than one use of “shitty”, a single “hell”, and a muffled “dick”. There is also spurts of blood from Robin’s condition that could be scary to younger children. In the end, it’s uplifting, and emotional and is one of the best films that I’ve ever seen. 5 Stars! “And the Oscar goes to...."

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