“BREATHE IN” is the third movie from Drake Doremus premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He won the festival’s dramatic grand jury prize here two years ago with “Like Crazy” and reunites with his leading lady Felicity Jones and cowriter Ben York Jones for this passionate ensemble drama of family dysfunction. Premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival back in January to positive reviews and recently opened the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival, the film starring Guy Pearce as a high-school music teacher tempted away from his marriage by a British exchange student (Jones).
As summer turns to fall, music teacher Keith Reynolds (Pearce) privately reminisces about his days as a starving artist in the city. While his wife, Megan (Amy Ryan), and daughter, Lauren, look forward to Lauren’s final year of high school, Keith clings to those evenings he’s asked to sub as a cellist with a prestigious Manhattan symphony. When Megan decides the family should host foreign exchange student Sophie (Jones), the British high school senior soon rekindles an impetuous aspect of Keith’s personality.
- via The Guardian