A Mouthful of Air

5.91 h 45 min2021X-RayR
Julie Davis writes bestselling children's books about unlocking your fears, but has yet to unlock her own. When her daughter is born, that trauma is brought to the fore, and with it, a crushing battle to survive.
Amy Koppelman
Amanda SeyfriedFinn WittrockAmy Irving
English [CC]
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Paul Giamatti
Amanda SeyfriedTrudie Styler
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TrishLReviewed in the United States on January 17, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Miserable and potentially dangerous movie.
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It is important for those within the entertainment industry to consider the following questions when portraying suicide. This movie failed on EVERY LEVEL. 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

Why is suicide being introduced into the production? Is it to resolve a storyline or to explore the issue from a personal perspective?
Will the depictions of suicide be harmful to vulnerable audiences?
Will people who have lost someone to suicide or who are vulnerable themselves to suicidal thinking be affected by the story?
Might the portrayal of suicide be wrongly interpreted as a solution to a problem?
Does the music, lighting or setting romanticise or glamorise the suicide?
How can the production explore the issue with more depth?
Has the accuracy and authenticity of the portrayal been checked?
Does the production provide a different perspective on suicide and show new insights around coping with grief and loss?
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alison blouchReviewed in the United States on February 22, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
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This movie is horrible. It’s literally the most depressing, hopeless story. I don’t know why anyone would even make this movie. I want to be positive and say it brings awareness to mental health issues but it literally just makes you feel hopeless and terrible.
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rebeccaReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie depicting real life disorders.
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I like movies/documentaries that are about real issues, disorders, peoples life struggles that is our world. Some people say I like dark movies and I should watch something like hallmark (aka girl leaves the big city to come back to her small home town to help and reunites with high school boyfriend and they live happily ever after, Omgosh Lol). Nobodies life is just hearts and butterflies and if that’s all they show people they’re lying. This film shows this beautiful girl/great family, loving supportive. They have cool jobs and healthy little babies. This beautiful person, girl, mom, wife, daughter who is talented and successful suffers from a mental illness causing depression and becoming suicidal. It’s real, raw and sad. I thought it showed life from her viewpoint and what others saw. Amanda Seyfried (I’ve seen a lot of her work lately and she is becoming one of my favorite actors) is unbelievably amazing. I forgot I was watching an actor. To me this movie effortlessly (not over the top) portrayed how horrible it is for those who have and suffer from a mental illness and also how helpless their loved ones feel who desperately want to help “fix” and truly want to believe “I’m good, really” and the tragic loss of hope when unable to save them. People need to see this.
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S. CliftReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2022
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There is a lot in this movie. A lot. The turmoil of mental illness and the damage it can wreak is a strong theme in this film. It's a beautifully crafted film. Every detail of production is crafted and executed. Koppelman made a worth while film that is hard to watch and even harder to ignore. Mental illness can be heartbreaking and this film will get you talking about it and that is how battles are won - through awareness. Take care of yourself and get help when you need help. Highly recommend this movie.
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bookchowReviewed in the United States on May 18, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Psychologically savvy but gutwrenching
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I think the initial warning needs to be more general. This is heartbreaking in some shocking ways and every viewer needs to be warned, not solely those who've experienced certain mental health conditions.
That said, this film has real value. It is beautifully acted and visually stunning. Depression, Postpartum Depression and suicide are so rarely shown in such precise, tiny moments. This movie also portrays family dynamics in an elegantly wrought narrative. There is much to be learned from this film.
PamReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Brought me to tears
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This movie was tragic but I believe it was a cautionary tale. Something to create awareness and open up discussions to prevent future tragedies. I would have loved a happy ending and my heart aches for the loss. This movie touched my soul. Someone can be so very loved but still be lost. It's heart breaking.
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TamaraReviewed in the United States on March 15, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Wish I hadn’t paid for this movie!
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Lost interest immediately.
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ReneeReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
So dumb
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