Extraordinary Measures

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Inspired by a true story, this drama is centered on the efforts of john and aileen crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two childrens rare genetic disorder.


Studio Sony
SKU 214974592
UPC 043396335264
UPC 14 00043396335264
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Fraser,Brendan
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ReviewSource Entertainment Weekly
Review Extraordinary Measures is hardly an extraordinary movie. In fact, it's hard to believe that this schmaltzy film found its home on the big screen rather than the Hallmark Channel. But I dare you not to feel something at its conclusion. Just consider the material: Fed up with doctors prescribing a death sentence for his two children -- who suffer from the rare and fatal Pompe disease -- a proactive businessman (Brendan Fraser) teams up with a temperamental scientist (Harrison Ford) to develop a life-saving drug. The duo hit plenty of roadblocks along the way (lack of funding, power struggles, etc.), and spend much of the film in conference rooms discussing enzymes -- unfortunately, not the most moviegoer-friendly fare. The leading men deserve far better than the ho-hum material they're given (try not to cringe as Ford delivers the oddly placed line, ''I'm gonna go take a crap''). But Fraser works so hard playing a devoted dad, it's damn hard not to root for him.
Reviewer Kate Ward
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
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Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine Harrison Ford is at the top of his game in this remarkable film.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe The screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs affirms life and jerks tears with welcome degrees of humor and muscle.

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