Written November 27, 2014
This is a beautiful, heart warming movie. Made more so as it is based on an actual like lived in an Iron Lung. The acting is terrific. It is joyous, sad, and hopeful.
Written October 23, 2014
The is a beautiful but, emotionally draining film.
It deals with very real, very difficult topics of the human existence and does so in a profound way. It is truly a must-see for emotionally mature individuals and couples.
Written August 21, 2014
The story line is fascinating, and most people who have read the reviews will know what it's about. What was strnage was the constant nudity of Helen Hunt. Some reviews have said, "At least it was relevant." Really? I thought the story line was about the sexual issues of the MALE character. Yes, nudity was relevant here, but why was it relevant only for Helen's character? I don't recall a single shot of John's private parts. It always fascinates me when actors say they get naked as part of the "art" of their movie, yet it's almost always the female actors who are the ones who get naked. And even though nudity was relevant here, did we really need to see so many shots of Helen's landing strip?
Written August 31, 2014
This movie was breathtakingly honest from start to finish. The script was very straight-forward, subtle, touching and based on a true story. I loved the wit and courage of the main character, the tenderness and humanity of the Helen Hunt's character and the vulnerability and nakedness of the
story. It is right out there in your face with nudity, sensuality and love of the most touching kind.
Do not miss this movie! I loved it.
Written November 28, 2012
This movie had more nudity than ever, however, it was done in such good taste that it did not detract from the story line, a unique opportunity to see and understand the terrible results of the polio epidemic. Thank God for the Salk and Sabine vaccines. A wonderful movie.