The Diving Bell and the ButterflyHD
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About the Movie
From acclaimed director Julian Schnabel, and the screenwriter of The Pianist comes a remarkable and inspiring true story about the awesome power of imagination. Experience the triumphant tale of renowned editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, a man whose love of life and soaring vision shaped his will to achieve a life without boundaries. You'll soon discover why David Denby of The New Yorker calls The Diving Bell And The Butterfly "nothing less than the rebirth of the cinema."
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 164
- Fresh: 154
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 8.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: If a movie about the human spirit doesn't do it for you, The Diving Bell thoroughly doubles as a movie about the cinematic spirit.
Fresh: Director Julian Schnabel uses his skill as a painter to assemble a collage of fantastical images to reveal the exquisite physical wreck that Bauby has become.
Fresh: Profoundly moving.
Fresh: A film that haunts and inspires.
A movie that reflects a memoir vividly. The matter of this tale is metaphorically canning. A true rendition of locked in-sydrome.
Reaching the end, yet leaving with a last hurray with much courage and happy spirit. Very few can. For he lived a true full life.
When you think there’s just no way you can go on, give this little film just 1 hour and 52 life-changing minutes and then see if you have other possibilities. (The book is even better.)
- The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Original Soundtrack)
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