What Is Happening in this Poster?
Andy Serkis is great. Andrew Garfield is great. I’m not terribly familiar with Claire Foy, but I’m sure she’s great. This poster is…not great.
In fact, what is this poster? What is happening?
1. Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy were clearly nowhere near each other when these wholly unrelated photos were taken.
2. What is Foy’s hand on? What is coming out of his neck? Is that a goiter? Is this a movie about a magic goiter?
3. Why does this look just like the poster for She’s Out of My League…
…when this is actually a tragic tale of a “handsome, brilliant and adventurous” man who is “cruelly paralysed by polio?” (Damn you, polio! Never just paralysing the dumb uggos!)
Actually, let’s check out the whole description because it’s all golden:
From twice Academy Award nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Unbroken, Les Misérables and Gladiator), Breathe is an inspirational true story of love without limits.
Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield), has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by Polio.
Against all advice, Robin’s beautiful wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life.
Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; where deep friendship is rooted in honesty and seeing the funny side of life.
A love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.
The fuck did I just read? This is the copy version of that stupid poster.
Andrew, Andy, probably Claire, you deserve better.