Have you ever seen the Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford medical drama Extraordinary Measures from 2010? No? Me neither that is up until I viewed it on Blu-ray via an imported version (it’s not been released on Blu-ray in the UK). So without further ado here’s my Extraordinary Measures Blu-ray Review.
- Extraordinary Measures (2010) Import
- Genre: Drama
- Directed by Tom Vaughan
- Running Time: 100 Mins
- UK Rating N/A
- Discs: 1
- Released By Sony Pictures
- Blu-ray Import (All Regions)
John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Aileen (Keri Russell) have three children two of which suffer from the medical condition known as Pompe disease. Most children die before their tenth birthday. With no cure it’s an agonising time for the family. However John discovers a researcher, Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) that is working on a cure and contacts him. He has an innovative potential treatment involving an enzyme but doesn’t have the budget to develop it further. What are John and his family prepared to do to see that theory is turned into a viable treatment?
Style / Direction
The film was directed by Tom Vaughan with the cinematography handled by Andrew Dunn.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is composed by Andrea Guerra.
Acting / Characters
Brendan Fraser plays the father John Crowley a man not willing to give up on his ill children. Harrison Ford as Dr. Robert Stonehill is a guy that’s not the easiest person to deal with. Both play their respective roles well enough to produce a heart-warming conclusion to the film.
- Brendan Fraser as John Crowley
- Harrison Ford as Dr. Robert Stonehill
- Keri Russell as Aileen Crowley
- Courtney B. Vance as Marcus Temple
- Meredith Droeger as Megan Crowley
- Diego Velazquez as Patrick Crowley
- Sam M. Hall as John Crowley, Jr.
- Patrick Bauchau as Eric Loring
- Jared Harris as Dr. Kent Webber
- Alan Ruck as Pete Sutphen
- David Clennon as Dr. Renzler
- Dee Wallace as Sal
Conclusion – Extraordinary Measures Film Review
With Extraordinary Measures what you see is very much what gets but then it is based on a true story. Its story that’s both emotionally charged and heart-warming. The outcome is the one you expect and some people will simply love this kind of film.
For me whilst the story is a powerful one it’s also one of those films I’d probably only watch when there’s nothing else on.
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Extraordinary Measures Blu-ray Review
Unfortunately if you live in the UK then you will need to obtain an imported version on Blu-ray as this one’s yet to receive a UK release. The films from 2010 so there are no issues with the picture quality.
On the extras front “Extraordinary Measures: The Power To Overcome” features interviews with cast and crew.
- Deleted Scenes
- Meet John Crowley (5 mins)
- Extraordinary Measures: The Power To Overcome (11 mins)
On to my movie rating for Extraordinary Measures (2010)
- Movie Rating: WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: GOOD
Extraordinary Measures (2010) is available now on Blu-ray if you are prepared to obtain an imported version.
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Extraordinary Measures (2010) Blu-ray Review - Import
Director(s): Tom Vaughan
Actor(s): Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Courtney B. Vance
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Extraordinary Measures is equally emotionally charged and heart-warming all at the same time.