Rated PG · 106 minutes · 2010

Harrison Ford has been in his share of bad movies, but this one—based on a true story—may be his worst. Ford plays a crotchety scientist who likes to listen to classic rock while synthesizing enzymes as he works on a potential treatment for a muscle-deterioration illness called Pompe disease. Brendan Fraser plays a man who leaves his job to help find a cure for Pompe, which has stricken two of his children. The two actors have some face-offs—some very melodramatic, some unintentionally funny—as they try to find a useful medicine. While the story sounds moving, Ford and Fraser make it tedious, as does the normally reliable Keri Russell. This is Ford in full scowl-and-shout mode, and Fraser looks lost. It’s a shame to see Ford wallow in something like this. It’s even more of a shame that he produced it.
Official Site: www.extraordinarymeasuresthemovie.com
Director: Tom Vaughan
Producer: Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Carla Shamberg, Harrison Ford and Nan Morales
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Meredith Droeger, Diego Velázquez, Sam Hall, Jared Harris, Patrick Bauchau, Alan Ruck, David Clennon, Dee Wallace, Courtney B. Vance, Ayanna Berkshire, P.J. Byrne, Andrea White and G.J. Echtemkamp


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