Stripped of all feeling from the neck down due to polio at age 28, Robin Cavendish, played by Andrew Garfield, shows us the true tenacity and triumph of the human spirit when floating on the wings of true sacrificial love. Based on a true and an electrifying love story, “Breathe”, depicts an adventurous couple (Robin & Diana Cavendish), who unapologetically refuse to allow a disease to separate them from the heaven they promised each other they would manifest together when they married.
The power of love is truly unveiled and thoroughly examined by first time director, Andy Serkis, in an unparalleled and magical way. Out of striking adversity, a will to live and to thrive sparks a decision that Robin makes not to quit on himself and those he loves. And, “Because she [Diana, played by Claire Foy,] loved him, he lived.”
Robin ushered in a mindset and innovative spirit that literally shifted the way in which the world viewed patients that were paralyzed. Using his own desires that were unfulfilled, together, Robin and Diana fulfilled each desire and then made a commitment to spread the revelations and innovations discovered along the way with tens of thousands of other patients paralyzed from the neck down.
“Breathe” is exhilarating, mind-altering, inspiring and heART-warming. Robin Cavendish, a pioneering advocate for the disabled, a proud father, loving husband and wise friend totally redefines what it truly means to live fearlessly on your own terms with a blazing fire of love that only his beloved could fuel and which sparks the very breath that grants him life.
Open your consciousness to the universal life gems in this movie and your journey on this planet will forever be magically changed for the better. I know mine most certainly was.
💜Love & Light☀,
CRISTEN M. MILLS