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Rated PG-13 for nudity, sexual content and some language.

PG-13 In Theaters 11/30/2007 , 114min.
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Critic score based on 36 reviews

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May 22, 2008
good but sad movie. got too depressed at the end.
May 22, 2008
A sad, but powerful and good movie. Not your typical blockbuster, but a good foreign film, based on a true story. Even though the script is sad, the movie pleasantly goes on as the hero uses his imagination. If you want to watch a movie out of the ordinary, go see this!
May 22, 2008
judith jae
A scene in the movie shows Celine (the mother of Jean's children) caring for Jean in his hospital room. Jean receives a telephone call from the woman he left Celine for. Jean tells the woman, in the presence of Celine, that he thinks of her and waits for her. One could view this as Jean's incredible insensitivity towards Celine. However, I think it demonstrates something else. Our wishful
May 22, 2008
My state is quadriplegia, although I just broke my neck and can drive a special van, make love, and write like most brain injured people who have forgot decades of life's events.I bought ten of the books and gifted sorts like my Pastor and bookie. I treasure the thought it now a film.Many cheers to those who produced the film! Since it's 3 AM I better wait until tomorrow to find out if it is
May 22, 2008
Will definetly return. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The rooms clean and comfortable. Very affordable!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
In his memoir Mr. Bauby performed a heroic feat of alchemy, turning horror into wisdom, and Mr. Schnabel, following his example and paying tribute to his accomplishment, has turned pity into joy. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Thanks to Bauby's courageous and honest writing, and Schnabel's poetic interpretation, what could have been a portrait of impotence and suffering becomes a lively exploration of consciousness and a soaring ode to liberation. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Whereas the book was lyrical and moving, the movie is surrealistic and inventive. Full Review
Dana Stevens
With the help of brilliant French actor Mathieu Amalric, Spielberg's longtime cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, and screenwriter Ronald Harwood (The Pianist), Schnabel has made a marvelous film that uses images with as much grace and flair as Bauby used words. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
The movie has done what those who've cherished the book might have thought impossible -- intensified its singular beauty by roving as free and fearlessly as Bauby's mind did. Full Review

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