Still Breathing (1998)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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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
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There's a depth and caring to Still Breathing that you don't find in the usual major studio fare.
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.
This is a story that has been told many times before, but generally with more energy than this.
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.
Surprisingly charming and romantic.
Another fine attempt at breaking the mold of romantic comedy ... but lacking, oddly, the comedy.
If you're in the mood for a pleasant little romantic comedy, Still Breathing hits all the right notes. Cynicism need not apply.
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