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I Am Breathing: movie review

Awaiting his own demise from motor neuron disease, Neil Platt sets about arranging his affairs and dictating a blog, via a voice recognition system, that offers updates on his condition and inspirational messages. Echoing the personality of its subject, Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon’s doc walks the line between a deathwatch film and an uplifting one, rather than simply rubbing the viewer’s nose in the horror of mortality. Unfortunately, the only other thing they’re able to provide is Platt’s bland encouragements to live life before it’s too late.

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Release details

Duration: 72 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Emma Davie, Morag McKinnon

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5 / 5

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It should be noted that Mr Schenker's disrespectful comments are in stark contrast to almost every other review of this film. Just google I AM BREATHING REVIEW and you'll get a different picture.