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Extraordinary Measures(Blu-ray)

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Fate and determination push idealistic father, John Crowley (Brendan Fraser, The Mummy Trilogy) into joining forces with reclusive medical researcher, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford, Best Actor in a leading role, Witness, 1985). Together, this unlikely pair face impossible odds as they battle the entire medical establishment and time itself to find a cure before it's too late. Also starring Golden Globe winner Kerri Russell, Extraordinary Measures is a true story of the power of love and faith against impossible odds. Inspired by the book The Cure by Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer Greeta Anand.

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Studio Sony
SKU 214974597
UPC 043396351318
UPC 14 00043396351318
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/3/2012
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
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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.
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Reviewer Kate Ward
ReviewRating 7
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled
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Video Format DVD
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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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