Thursday, January 21, 2010


Starring: Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell and Courtney B. Vance

Story: From his working class roots, John Crowley has finally begun to taste success in corporate America. Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen 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. 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. But, at the last minute, when it appears that a solution has been found, the relationship between the two men faces a final test - the outcome of which will affect the fate of John's children. (CBS Films)

Rated: PG for thematic material, language and a mild suggestive moment

Bottom Line: Tears will more than likely be shed while watching this should-have-been-made-for-TV, Lifetime Channel-esque movie – now it’s up to you to decide if it’s because it contains raw, heartfelt emotion or excessive amounts of overly manipulative cheese. I’m inclined to vote for the latter… Extraordinary? Not so much.

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