Extraordinary Measures (2010) Blu-ray Review – Import

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
  • UK Rating N/A
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Sony Pictures
  • Blu-ray Import (All Regions)

Plot

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.

Cast

  • 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 (2010) 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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Conclusion: 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.

Extras

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Meet John Crowley (5 mins)
  • Extraordinary Measures: The Power To Overcome (11 mins)

Popcorn Cinema Rating: Extraordinary Measures (2010)

MOVIE RATING: WORTH A LOOK

BLU-RAY RATING: EXCELLENT

EXTRAS: GOOD


Extraordinary Measures (2010) is available now on Blu-ray if you are prepared to obtain an imported version.

Extraordinary Measures (2010) Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version

That conclude the Extraordinary Measures blu-ray review, if you have any thoughts on this film you can leave them in the comment section below:

Summary: Extraordinary Measures (2010) Blu-ray Review - Import
Extraordinary Measures (2010) Blu-ray Review - Import

Movie title: Extraordinary Measures (2010)

Duration: 100 mins

Director(s): Tom Vaughan

Actor(s): Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Courtney B. Vance

Genre: Drama

  • Movie Rating
  • Blu-ray Picture Rating
  • Extras
3.5

Summary

Extraordinary Measures is equally emotionally charged and heart-warming all at the same time.

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