Extraordinary Measures [2010] Movie Review Recommendation

Extraordinary Measures [2010]

When I saw the title of this flick it reminded me of a similar themed movie from 1996, Extreme Measures, but instead of a dumb-ass remake (did anyone said Death At The Funeral), we got a milking drama with sappy theme based on a true story. The director and producers tried to portray the life of John Crowley and his family, struggling with two children terminally ill with Pompe Disease but they did it so it is not too gross to watch, fearing public reaction to some fucked up scenes. The love parents have for their children, I mean if there ever was a concept that has been thoroughly examined in our culture it is this one. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for examination of every conceivable subject, just don’t do the thing that everybody did. Like in Extraordinary Measures, where that love was just another ingredient besides true story and good actors.

I did a little research and found pictures of actual Crowley family and I must say that all the characters look very different from the ones in the movie. Also there are a lot of Popme disease organization protesting the way that the life of the Crowley family was depicted. If you like some tearjerkers this movie might do the trick, it looks like some sappy tv movie about people dying slowly. Anywhoo, John Crowley has two sick children that will die if the cure is not found soon. His only hope is the eccentric professor Robert Stonehill, that is close to the solution but lacks money for the realization. With joined forces they just might make it… Oh yeah, and you get to see Indiana Jones and the Mummy guy in one flick. Enjoy…

Director: Tom Vaughan

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Meredith Droeger, Diego Velazquez

Fun Stuff: This is his first film since Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) where Harrison Ford has not had his name first in the credits.


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1244659/

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