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Still Breathing (1998)

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60

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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Movie Info

This romantic fantasy from writer, director, and producer James F. Robinson, stars Brendan Fraser as Fletcher McBracken, a starry-eyed San Antonio puppeteer who, like his father and grandfather before him, has a mystical vision of the woman he's fated to marry. Believing that she'll be found in "Formosa" (the one-time name of Taiwan), Fletcher books a flight. During a stopover in L.A., however, he learns of a trendy bar called Formosa and decides to check it out. Sure enough, Fletcher sees his

PG-13,

Comedy, Romance

James F. Robinson

May 1, 2001

October Films

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (5) | DVD (1)

There's a depth and caring to Still Breathing that you don't find in the usual major studio fare.

February 7, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A light and bright romantic comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Variety
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The film's success ultimately rests on the couple -- and not once in this film, aside from a lot of wispy talk about fate and dreams, did I see any reason why these two opposites would be drawn to each other.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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This is a story that has been told many times before, but generally with more energy than this.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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A gooey, swooning swatch of romantic hyperventilation, its queasy charms. And let it be said that surrendering to those charms could be as guilt-inducing as polishing off a pint of Haagen-Dazs chocolate ice cream before lunch.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Surprisingly charming and romantic.

November 6, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Another fine attempt at breaking the mold of romantic comedy ... but lacking, oddly, the comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Sweet, moving, and with an irresistible magic all its own.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

If you're in the mood for a pleasant little romantic comedy, Still Breathing hits all the right notes. Cynicism need not apply.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinematter
Cinematter

A story that places no constraints on happy coincidences, as this one, always teeters on the brink of corniness.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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A good movie!
December 8, 2007
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A charming romantic comdey with a soft southern feel to it.
March 25, 2007
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