The Air I Breathe

The Air I Breathe

Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow, Love

DVD - 2008
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"In this powerful film, four very different people teetering on the edge of desperation are unexpectedly linked by their destinies. A top-notch cast featuring Forest Whitaker, Andy Garcia, Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Emile Hirsch unforgettably brings to life the stories of a clairvoyant gangster, a rising pop star, an unlikely bank robber and a doctor desperate to save the love of his life. Filled with surprising twists and turns, this suspenseful, action-filled drama employs both brutal violence and aching poetry in a moving exploration of the search for happiness in a gritty urban world."--Container.
Publisher: Chatsworth, Calif. : Image Entertainment ; [Montréal] : distributed exclusively in Canada by Séville Pictures, c2008.
Branch Call Number: DVD AIR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : Dolby digital sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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not one of the many stories here makes much of an impression.

Jul 31, 2013

This movie was awful. Front to back.

Feb 15, 2013

Expected more based on the reviews. Its not bad, good idea but something about it just doesn't work

raileyfinn Sep 01, 2011

This movie was excellent from begin to end. You will be amazed at the way everything is connected.

Sep 26, 2010

I found this to be a really interesting story based on the concept that we are connected through happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love.

Good performances by all

Sep 12, 2008

Good – First time director Jieho Lee took 6 years to complete “The Air I Breathe (2007)”. It’s a clever film that inter-weaves all the stories into one connecting fluid film ala Quentin Tarantino. The story is based on a Chinese proverb focusing on happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. Specifically, the story focuses on 4 main characters that are impacted by the actions of one – Fingers, a mob-type sociopath who’ll allow no one to stand in his way for power and financial gain. Each actor plays a state of being: Forrest Whitaker (Happiness), Brendan Fraser (Pleasure), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Sorrow) and Kevin Bacon (Love). With some of the characters, one could easily associate the states of being with their feelings – with others, it’s a little bit of a stretch. The film is fun to watch as each character possesses a certain quality we, as viewers, enjoy watching. The best character in this film is Brendan Fraser’s. He plays that mysterious guy who’s on the side of bad but is a great person inside. You’ll love watching his many instances of compassion. I really liked this film and wished I could’ve given it a “must see”. Unfortunately, some events are a little far-fetched and you may be stuck on those scenes as the film moves forward. But all in all, a fun film that allows empathy for some and plain distaste for others. Enjoy.

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Sep 26, 2010

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Sep 26, 2010

In this excellent drama we find this story based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love.
As the lives of 4 people intersect it is filmed really well, drawing you into the concept that somehow we are all connected.

Excellent way of telling this story


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