Inspired by a true story
They had everything to lose, so they risked it all.
Don’t hope for a miracle: make one!
“John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) has finally begun to taste success in corporate America. Supported by his wife Aileen (Keri Russell) and their three children, John is on the fast track. But just as his career is taking off, Crowley’s two youngest children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with a fatal disease. Crowley who does not want to give up decides then to team up with a brilliant, but unappreciated and unconventional scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford). Together they form a bio-tech company focused on developing a life-saving drug. One driven to prove himself and his theories, the other by a chance to save his children, this unlikely alliance eventually develops into mutual respect as they battle the medical and business establishments in a fight against the system – and time.
The fate of John’s children is at stake.”
I’d say that Extraordinary Measures is like the movie Taken: it’s about a father who’s ready to anything to save his children, just that the enemy here is a nasty genetic disorder. I think Extraordinary Measures will be a quite interesting movie. And if lucky, it will make more people aware that we need to fund research to fight against those genetic disorders!