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Woo Hee! I Just Got Knocked Upside the Head by Some Feel Good

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | November 12, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | November 12, 2009 |

Dicks and womenfolk — I present to you the trailer to Extraordinary Measures, which is not the action thriller the title or the lead (Harrison Ford) portends.

It’s a kids-with-cancer movie.

Cue the sobs, Phil.

The premise: Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell (so cute buttons envy her) are a married couple with two kids with a rare genetic disorder that there is no known cure for. Their lives are at stake. Brendan Fraser, not one to let his kids die so easily, tracks down a cranky and eccentric genetic scientist (is there any other kind), and convinces him to find a cure. The catch: Fraser’s character needs half a million to get it done. And he’s not a rich man, Jenny. What extraordinary measures will he take? Will he suck off a goat? No! Will he murder a prostitute? No! Will he dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? No!

Clearly, he doesn’t really love his children (smite me, Jesopus, if this is based on a true story).

It’s not clear what he does to raise the money from the trailer. My guess: A triple combination bake sale, car wash, and lemonade stand. Give it up, folks.

And get out your hankies. No. Not for Keri Russell! For the tears, you assholes.


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