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Extraordinary Measures Movie: From Oregon with love

January 21, 2010

Oregon Women’s Report Movie Review,

The movie Extraordinary Measures carries a special gift from Oregon and to Oregon.  The film starring Harrison Ford and Brenden Fraiser is a story of an iconoclast scientist who teams up with an entrepreneur dad desperately trying to save his two kids with Pompe disease.  It is inspired by true events which makes the movie more real and fascinating to watch.   It was filmed in Oregon where our beaches, mountains and cities are in full display. The Oregon setting helps you feel like these heroes could be our heroes and these kids with the Pompe disease could be our kids.  Your heart cannot but help feel more connected with the story of these real-life people.  I highly recommend seeing it in the theater to share this experience.

More review below.

Harrison Ford picked up this script idea from a 2003 Wall Street Journal article and helped it to reach the silver screen.  The path to saving the two kids is no straight line.  Instead it is a zigzag journey through couragous actions, scientific politics, undiscovered pathways and human conflicts that strains the best of friendships.   I deeply appreciated this film for its inspiration and this complex journey it traveled.

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Jasmine Ai January 21, 2010

It is hard to tell by the previews so your advice comes handy. I am not looking for another Hallmark special made into a full length movie. I want to see the real thing when it comes to human drama. Sounds like this one is.

Dee Dee January 21, 2010

I just eyed to see when it is playing and noticed it is not out yet. When will it be?

Dolly January 21, 2010

Can we handle such intense emotions–what with the pull for the plot, coupled with the pull for the “hometown” effect? Sounds almost over the top.

Joanna January 21, 2010

What a moving experience this promises to be! Thanks for the heads up.

Jasmine Ai January 21, 2010

I think it comes out this weekend to answer Dee Dee’s question

anonymous January 21, 2010

Thsi review is nice, but the critics have been very tough and harsh. Look at Roger Ebert, he says the film falls short, and Roger is very trusted source. The Oregon-effect migth not reach beyond the state. Definilty not to Chicago if I can be so bold.

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