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The Air I Breathe

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The Air I Breathe

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Limited Release Date:
01/25/08
performer:
Kevin Bacon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Forest Whitaker
distributor:
THINKFilm
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a D-

Chance, destiny, happiness, sorrow, unintentional parody: Somewhere between the bit where Sarah Michelle Gellar weeps as a sad rock star with a rare blood type whose career is under the thumb of Andy Garcia as a mean gangster named Fingers, and the part where Forest Whitaker blubbers hysterically as an office drone who robs a bank, the air gets much too thin and polluted with pretense. And filmmaker-y posturing on the part of first-time writer-director Jieho Lee interferes with the clarity of his interwoven stories in The Air I Breathe, which relate, he says, to a Chinese proverb about the four pillars of life. D-

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