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Breathe In

Drake Doremus (2013)

15 Certificate


Our Score
American director Drake Doremus has established himself as an accomplished director of small but incredibly powerful relationship movies. In his previous film, Like Crazy, Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin tried to conduct a transatlantic relationship, but this equally intimate offering (also starring Jones) goes into slightly murkier moral territory. Guy Pearce plays Keith, a music teacher in upstate New York who is in the early throes of a midlife crisis when British foreign-exchange student Sophie (Jones) arrives. Sophie is a precocious talent in more ways than one, and though he is impressed enough by her musical skills, Keith soon starts to see this beautiful, intelligent young woman as a soul mate and an exit route from his stale marriage to Megan (Amy Ryan). The two leads are wonderful, especially Jones as the seemingly guileless heartbreaker who may be more self-aware than she's letting on. Inevitably, it all leads to a dramatic climax, but Doremus's rich and detailed film deals exquisitely with the fallout, too, notably in the impact the affair has on Keith's wife and teenage daughter.


A cellist supports himself and his family by teaching music, but secretly longs for his days as a dedicated artist with no responsibilities. When his wife invites a British exchange student to live with them, he is struck by the girl's artistic nature and inspired to try to recapture his own lost youth. Drama, starring Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce.

Cast & Crew

Keith Reynolds Guy Pearce
Megan Reynolds Amy Ryan
Sophie Felicity Jones
Lauren Reynolds Mackenzie Davis
Aaron Matthew Daddario
Sheldon Ben Shenkman
Wendy Sebeck Alexandra Wentworth
Clement Hugo Becker
Peter Sebeck Kyle MacLachlan
Theresa Nicole Patrick
Director Drake Doremus
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Artificial EyeAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Jul 2013