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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

  PG-13 HD

Julian Schnabel

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Plot Summary

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."

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Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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93%
  • Reviews Counted: 165
  • Fresh: 154
  • Rotten: 11
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

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. – Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Profoundly moving. – Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: A film that haunts and inspires. – Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The film is a triumph of empathy. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Remarkable

A movie that reflects a memoir vividly. The matter of this tale is metaphorically canning. A true rendition of locked in-sydrome.

Truly inspiring

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.

A cure...

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.)