When I started watching this movie I had my doubts,due to lack of reviews and even rating...so I expected just another "below average" movie just to kill my time. But from the very beginning I got the feeling it wouldn't be an indifferent film!This is a movie about ethics in its actual sense.Not just about religious or political debates. It should stimulate every user who likes to think.It has action,drama and even politics,all given to you in a way that not only won't bore you,but will actually make you want it to last a little bit longer...At least that's what happened <more>
in my case and to all 4 persons I watched it with! Acting was good as well.If this movie had a bigger budget and well-known cast would definitely have been a movie everyone would talk about! If you like movies with both interesting plot and good direction,take my word and watch it.It won't let you down!
This film got no press but it is well-written, has a great cast/performances, and an ending that's a knock-out. Dermout Mulroney gives a dynamic performance as a father who is pushed to the brink to help his dying child. Diane Kruger is equally as good as a mother squeezed to the breaking point. The film is intense and fast-paced. The direction is FANTASTIC. The Music is well-done and the art direction sets the tone. Rent it. You won't be sorry.The story is about a young couple who's daughter need a lung transplant. Everything seems hopeless until their Doctor gives them a lead <more>
that takes the desperate father into Mexico, to buy his way onto their donor list. But what he finds both surprises and shocks him. And he is faced with an impossible choice. IT IS A GREAT MOVIE!
A film i will remember for the right reasons! (by reuben-3-977619)
I'm not usually one to write a review for a film I have seen but then again there are very few films i have seen recently that have had much to shout about. Inhale however, needs to be seen! An absolute must for anyone looking to watch a film with depth. It provokes debate and raises ethical issues that any parent could be faced with.Certain films can be circumstantial with unrealistic story lines but i found myself watching this film thinking i would have done exactly what the lead character did. Furthermore, the subtle way in which the plot evolved and finally reached its climax kept me <more>
on the edge of my seat from the minute it started right through to the closing credits.I love to watch films but there are very few i can recollect without being prompted, Inhale however, has joined the ranks of some of my most memorable films of late.Its a such a shame it hasn't received the kudos it so deserves. A fantastic film that will be the topic of many water cooler moments for months to come!
Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, the viewer will experience a hidden world . . . (by charles000)
Somewhat in the same genre' as the film "Traffic" which takes the viewer into the extremely dark world of human trafficking of kidnapped children sold to pedophile clients, "Inhale" takes the viewer into the dark world of "no questions asked" human organ trafficking, sold into the medical black market.There's no fooling around, fluff or frills in this film.Right from the start, the viewer is plunged into a contorted realm of existence, faced with horrific choices that have to be made under the worst of imaginable circumstances.Desperate parents, hoping <more>
against hope for a donor lung transplant, while their daughter is inching ever closer to death, faced with a seemingly illogical and unfair organ recipient listing system, realize that they have to resort to other "outside the box" options, immediately.In the real world, this is a scenario that is all too familiar for countless thousands of parents, who, regardless of expense or effort needed, will travel to various clinics outside the USA, to save their children from otherwise certain death. To cater to this need, there are many parts of the world where, for the right price, the desperately needed organ s in question magically appear on demand to the highest bidder.All things considered, this film does deliver a bone chilling dose of drama under duress, and then some.The only part that I felt seemed to be a bit weak was the ending, which was tailored more to suit a politically correct message, rather than deliver a realistic rendering of what would actually happen in such circumstances.Having said that, however, the casting and acting in this piece fit into this story like a hand to a glove. I had no trouble in suspending disbelief while viewing this film, as I personally have traveled around a bit and have seen first hand what this sort of scenario looks like.I give the director a lot of credit for trying to deliver this view into a world mostly hidden from the general public, via this dramatic platform.As previously suggested, this film is not for the squeamish or faint of heart.
Every day, rising Santa Fe District Attorney Paul Chaney Dermot Mulroney and his wife, Diane Diane Kruger , wait for word that there's a donor for their daughter, Chloe. Diagnosed with a rare degeneration condition, Chloe is on a long list to receive a double lung transplant. As her health worsens, Paul becomes desperate to save his young child, so desperate that he'll risk everything to organize an operation. When Paul learns of a Dr. Novarro who performs illegal transplants in Juarez, Mexico, he heads south in a frantic search for the only man who may be able to save Chloe. But <more>
after arriving, he realizes Dr. Novarro's medical ring runs deeper into a criminal underworld than he realized and people are not who they seem to be. With his career, family and his daughter's life on the line, Paul finds himself at a critical crossroads, left to decide what is really "right" in this world. In my opinion, it's a great movie. I spent days thinking about it... It depicts truthful scenarios in Juarez. It's a wake up call. More efforts should be spent in Mexico, not only towards combating poverty and the extreme violence acts toward innocent men, women and children, caused especially by drug cartels, but human organs' black market. People are abducted and killed everyday for their organs. It's horrifying. It seems that amongst all the other problems, this huge issue's clouded. I'm not usually into violent movies, but this one's got violence in the exact right amount, mixed in with sufficient doses of suspense, thriller and drama. The movie works. It strikes. The sweet, tiny "Camaronzito" brought me to tears. I began imagining how many boys, just like him, have that awful destiny. Although there might not be much we can do, we can start by signing up as organ donors. Who knows who we might help, when the time comes.
Every now and again a film comes along that you watch as a "matter of course" and get blown away by. This is such a film. I did not expect a great deal from the back of the DVD but figured it was worth a watch.The premise sounds corny but the cast really pull it out of the bag. I found myself immersed in the film which doesn't happen very often. The last time I was this engrossed was Schindlers List which I think says it all.Watchitsoon!
The Truths and Choices in Parenting (by gradyharp)
INHALE is a fine little gripping drama from writers Walter Doty and John Clafin who based this timely tale on a story by Christian Escario about the extremes to which people will go to when terminal illness takes the mains stage of their lives. It is a very dark story but survives becoming morbidly dreary by the sensitive direction from Baltasar Kormákur and a strong cast. Paul Stanton Dermot Mulroney is a successful attorney married to Diane Diane Kruger and they have one child Chloe Mia Stallard who suffers form a terminal pulmonary disease. The family's life is driven by love <more>
but also by the fact that Chloe needs frequent emergency trips to the hospital because of her tenuous hold on life. Paul and Diane are finally told Dr. Rubin Roseanna Arquette that the only choice they have for saving Chole is a lung transplant. Paul searches the methods for finding an entry into this overcrowded demand for organ transplant and when he discovers that a powerful man James Harrison Sam Shepard received an illegal heart transplant in Mexico, Paul sets out to find the source. In Mexico he discovers just how crime-ridden is this area of 'sales' and persists until he uncovers a doctor Navarro - a code name - in the person of Dr. Martinez Vincent Perez . The hideaway compound where the illegal transplants are performed is surrounded by poor people and gangs and the one person that helps the desperate Paul find the source of illegal organs is a kid who befriends him. When a 'donor' becomes available, there is a decision that Paul must make, one based on human kindness and compassion balancing with his won desires to deliver lungs to his daughter. Mulroney is particularly excellent in this tough role and the gamut of emotions is staggering. And the remainder of the cast, including the gifted Jordi Mollà in an important cameo, is superb. The film is intense and disturbing but successfully explores the little known world of illegal organ transplantation. Another fine feather in the cap of Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur! Grady Harp
What would you do? Your daughter is about to die, your family is breaking apart and your wallet is big enough to afford a human life.This is basically what this movie is about. As boring that this story starts it really changes fast to an affecting one for everybody who watches this movie. When life saving decisions all of the sudden fall into the hands of a father and a mother of an seriously ill child you should expect to see heartbreaking drama. If then heartless people get involved you should even expect some fireworks. This is basically what you get here.I seriously recommend this movie <more>
to everybody who doesn't wanna see another softened Hollywood ballyhoo and instead likes to ask themselves questions about life and how they would react to certain decisions.
I had a chance to watch this film in my free time and in all fairness it was a chance.When i read the instruction of film before watch it , i supposed it would be a mundane and happy-ending film but i were surprised.I also want to thank to scenarist of the film due to mention about the illegal organ transplantation system all over the world and how people are worthless in Mexico.It is worth to watch this film.I think point of the film should be higher soon.Enjoy it !