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A foreign exchange student quickens the breath of a middle-aged aspiring musician: Review of "Breathe In"

Writer-director Drake Doremus’s new meditation on marital infidelity, “Breathe In”, is a puzzling combination of emotional resonance and frustratingly lazy, on-the-nose directing. When it works, it’s usually thanks to the strong performances of its leads, eighteen-year-old British exchange student Sophie (Felicity Jones, playing a character ten years younger than herself) and the dissatisfied high school music teacher, Keith (Guy Pearce), whose family hosts her in upstate New York. 657 more words

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Breathe In (2014; Dir.: Drake Doremus)

GRADE: C

By Daniel Barnes

*Opening today in theaters throughout the Bay Area, including the Sundance Kabuki in San Francisco. 438 more words

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ESCAPE PLAN (2013) review

written by: Miles Chapman and Jason Keller

produced by: Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, Remington Chase, Robbie Brenner & Kevin King Templeton

directed by: Mikael Hafstrom… 976 more words

Breathe In

directed by Drake Doremus, 2013

Director Drake Doremus showed early signs of promise with Like Crazy, the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury prize winner that offered glimpses of a new age no-holds barred love story, but ended up registering as a dopey romance that failed to burrow deep into its characters and their mission to sustain a long distance relationship. 73 more words

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