Extraordinary Measures Movie Release

9:29 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

I first saw the preview for this new movie just after Christmas and as a new parent, I was intrigued by the story.  I was even more surprised when the good folks at CBS Films sent me and my wife an invite to the pre-release screening, which I thought was very kind of them.  Unfortunately, we had a Parenting Class that we could not get out of, so we could not make it.  That said, I think that this movie will resonate with any parent so I thought I would share the trailer and synopsis with everyone!

 Extraordinary Measures, stars Harrison Ford (who also serves as Executive Producer), Brendan Fraser, and Keri Russell. 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.




Personally, I cannot wait to see this.  I cannot imagine what it must be like for parents with sick children and my heart really goes out to them.  It reminds me how lucky me and my wife really are.

Shane

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3 comments:

  1. 3LittleMonkeys said...

    Wow, that sounds like a great movie! Now I wanna see it. I love movies about families and kids, they make me cry the whole movie! Hmmm...maybe a date night with hubs is in order??!!

  2. Sarah said...

    It sounds like a great movie! I've thought the trailer look great. Unfortunately, I don't get out to many movies these days :)

  3. Shandal said...

    That looks like a really good movie. Plus I love movies inspired or based on true stories. I hadn't seen any previews for it yet, so thanks for sharing!

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