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Extraordinary Measures (2010)

Extraordinary Measures

Overview


Genre

Drama, Sci-Fi

Release Date

January 22, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

105 min.

Studio

CBS Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Tom Vaughan

Producer

Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Carla Santos Shamberg

Screenwriter

Robert Nelson Jacobs

Starring

Story


In the tradition of great inspirational dramas like the Academy Award nominated film "Erin Brockovich" and "The Pursuit of Happyness," "Extraordinary Measures" is inspired by the true story of John Crowley, a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family's future to pursue a cure for his children's life threatening disease.

From his working class roots, John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) has finally begun to taste success in corporate America. Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen (Keri Russell) and their three children, John is on the fast track. But just as his career is taking off, Crowley walks away from it all when his two youngest children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with a fatal disease. With Aileen by his side, harnessing all of his skill and determination, Crowley teams up with a brilliant, but unappreciated and unconventional scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford). Together they form a bio-tech company focused on developing a life-saving drug. One driven to prove himself and his theories, the other by a chance to save his children, this unlikely alliance eventually develops into mutual respect as they battle the medical and business establishments in a fight against the system - and time.

But, at the last minute, when it appears that a solution has been found, the relationship between the two men faces a final test - the outcome of which will affect the fate of John's children.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Andrew McCarthy
Premiere of 'Extraordinary Measures'
Jan 21, 2010
Brendan Fraser
Premiere of 'Extraordinary Measures'
Jan 21, 2010

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Extraordinary Measures looks like a dead ringer for Lorenzo's Oil..”
by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
“..predictable, programmed, feel-bad/feel-good melodramas forgotten as soon as you tossed away the last Kleenex..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
“..excruciatingly dull..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]