#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A Portland couple have two children with Pompe disease, a genetic anomaly that kills most before a child’s tenth birthday. The husband, John, an advertising executive, contacts Robert Stonehill, a researcher in Nebraska who has done innovative research for an enzyme treatment. He has little money to fund his laboratory, and a thorny personality that drives away colleagues and funders. John and his wife Aileen raise money to help Stonehill’s research and the required clinical trials. John takes on the task full time, working with venture capitalists and then rival teams of researchers. Time is running short, Stonehill’s angry outburst hinder the company’s faith in him, and the profit motive may upend John’s hopes. The researchers race against time for the children who have the disease.
Plot: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children are diagnosed with Pompe disease—a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of his wife, John ditches his career and teams with unconventional specialist, Dr. Robert Stonehill to found a bio-tech company and develop a cure in time to save the lives of his children. As Dr. Stonehill works tirelessly to prove the theories that made him the black sheep of the medical community, a powerful bond is forged between the two unlikely allies.
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This movie shows the lengths good parents will go for their children.
One of the most underrated films of the year. Clearly this movie was too intellectual for the general public. Well acted, well directed and with a very powerful message. The movie shows to what lenghts good parents will go for their children. It also reveals the difficulty in placing a new well needed drug with the FDA. The message this movie reveals is the priority of costs by drug companies over the health concerns of individuals and families affected by rare diseases. Both Bryandon Frasier and Harrison Ford deliver powerful performances in this film. Its refreshing to watch a film and not have to sit thought the typical car chase or shoot-out.
Good “disease of the week” movie
In Extraordinary Measures Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell play the parents of three children, two of whom suffer from Pompe disease, a genetic disorder which has them confined to wheelchairs and which will kill them in short order. Fraser is unwilling to let this happen without a fight, so he enlists the help of cranky scientist Harrison Ford who is following an inspirational line of research but without any real funding. The two go into partnership, but this brings them face to face with the pharmaceutical industry and big money and the problems this brings with it.
Stephen King introduced the expression SSDD (same sh*t, different day) which can be adapted here to same story, different disease, for we have seen much of this before in Lorenzo’s Oil. Having said that, Extraordinary Measures is never less than interesting, and is mostly involving, suspenseful and emotional – a lot is at stake, and we never forget it.
Fraser is as good as he’s ever been, and makes up for a series of roles where he has been no more than adequate. Ford plays against type fairly well, delivering an irascible and sometimes unreasonable curmudgeon of a scientist. The rest of the cast are good, too.
This is an enjoyable, interesting and involving movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Director Tom Vaughan
Writer Robert Nelson Jacobs, Geeta Anand (book)
Actors Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Meredith Droeger
Awards 1 win.
Production Company Double Feature Films, CBS Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, USA (also prints), EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,772 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm