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Still Breathing (1998)

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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 dream girl, Rosalyn Willoughby (Joanna Going), a con artist on the lookout for a new mark, a millionaire from Texas. Assuming that Fletcher is the man she's supposed to bilk, Rosalyn accompanies him to San Antonio, where she meets his tuba-playing grandmother (Celeste Holm) and his eccentric friends, including the Tree Man (Lou Rawls). Charmed against her will by Fletcher, Rosalyn considers a real romance with the daffy artist, but each of them has some revelations to make before a real relationship can begin.

Cast

Brendan Fraser
as Fletcher McBracken
Joanna Going
as Rosalyn Willoughby
Celeste Holm
as Ida McBracken
Lou Rawls
as Tree Man
Toby Huss
as Cameron
Wendy Benson
as Brigitte
Chao Li Chi
as Bartender
Junior Brown
as The Wrong Texan
Jeff Schweickert
as Slammin' Sammy
Bill Gundry
as Man with Painting
Melinda Martinez
as Birthday Girl
Jennifer Lauray
as Birthday Girl's Mother
Tom Balmos
as Beer Delivery Man
Margaret Bush
as Dress Shop Sales Woman
Liz Mamana
as Coffee House Girl
Katie Hagan
as Little Girl in Dream
A.J. Mallett
as Little Boy in Dream
Steve Lambert
as Man in Alley
Mara
as Barking Dog
Jim Cullum
as Jazz Band Leader
Evan Christopher
as Jazz Band Member
Howard Elkins
as Jazz Band Member
Don Mopsick
as Jazz Band Member
Mike Pittsley
as Jazz Band Member
John Sheridan
as Jazz Band Member
Ed Torres
as Jazz Band Member
Scott Land
as Puppeteer
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Critic Reviews for Still Breathing

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

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

Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

January 1, 2000
Film.com
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

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
New York Times
Top Critic

A light and bright romantic comedy.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Variety
Top Critic

Surprisingly charming and romantic.

November 6, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Audience Reviews for Still Breathing

Saying this film is formulaic is an insult to bad formulas everywhere. I would say it was predictable, but it wasn't because I figured no movie could possibly be that unimaginative. It was. The only thing worse than the dreadful script of "Still Breathing" was the utter lack of chemistry between the two lead actors. That's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.

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Toggo Ultrarock

Sweet.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

A good movie!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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