Extraordinary Measures | ★★★★★★★★

This movie sat on my Netflix queue for a few months.. in truth I was not looking forward to viewing. The movie surprised me. It is based on the true story of John (Brendan Fraser) and Aileen Crowley's (Keri Russell) fight to save their two young children who have a rare genetic disease, called Pompe disease (a form of Muscular Dystrophy) that had no cure.

I was inspired by the parents and the sacrifices that they made for their children as they gave up the security of high paying employment to find a cure. Harrison Ford is great in the role of a cantankerous researcher who is challenged to move his research out of the lab and into production. The children will move you and the movie bring out feelings of compassion.

I recommend this movie to you and, on a scale of ten, I give it ★★★★★★★★.


  1. Bob, it sounds like a great movie. Thanks for the review and your 8 star recommendation :-)


  2. I saw a preview for this on Showtime last night (I guess its going to be aired soon) and could not wait to see it. I'm glad you gave it a good review :)

  3. Might be worth checking out, but to be honest, I see Harrison Ford in anything and I can't get that Da-da-da-DA! dum-dum-dum... Indiana Jones out of my head...


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