A popcorn fantasy flick this is not. In his new film, 'Extraordinary Measures,' oft-Mummy-slayer Brendan Fraser plays John Crowley, an executive whose two children are facing a death sentence. They're afflicted with Pompe disease, a rare neuromuscular genetic disorder whose victims rarely live past the age of nine.

Crowley decides to take matter into his own hands, hunting down a promising researcher, played by Harrison Ford, and raising millions of dollars to develop a functioning enzyme treatment. Along the way, he has to deal with issues like "acceptable loss" and the increasingly crotchety researcher he's staked all his hopes on.
categories Interviews