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Kidsday red carpet review: 'Extraordinary Measures'

When was the last time you were inspired by a movie?  Well, if it has been awhile you should definitely go see the movie “Extraordinary Measures.”This movie explores the real-life journey of the Crowley family's love, hardships and triumphs. You will laugh and you will cry with the Crowley family as their story unfolds. John Crowley (the father) goes to extraordinary measures to save the lives of two of his sick children from a real-life illness, Pompe disease. The family struggles through many obstacles that seem to be unbeatable, but with the help of their new friends and a funny scientist, Dr. Stonehill they are able to change the lives of many.Determination and spirit drive this family to perform a miracle and if you want to be a part of it, you should go see the movie.

We were in Manhattan on the red carpet for the premiere of new movie “Extraordinary Measures.” Besides members of the cast, other celebrities were there as well. The first people we met were the Crowley family who inspired the film to be created.  Speaking with the family after seeing the movie was a special opportunity because we got to meet the children who were saved by the determination of their father and support of their mother.

Our first interview was with actor Harrison Ford who was not only an executive producer, but he also played the role of Dr. Robert Stonehill, a loner scientist. We were also introduced to Brendan Fraser who portrayed the father, John Crowley. We asked Brendan how it felt to work with Harrison Ford, an actor who he has loved since he was younger. He responded by saying it was awesome and exciting.  He also told us that Harrison gave him tips and he felt as if he was Chewbacca from the movie “Star Wars!”We also talked with Keri Russell who played Aileen Crowley the mother and Sam Hall who played the oldest brother in the Crowley family. Keri really enjoyed working with the children on the set, which must have been easy because Sam is a cool kid. Also on the red carpet and who said hello to us or had their picture taken with us was the movie’s director Tom Vaughan, singers Jay Sean and Tony Bennett, and actor Gerard Butler.The actors were really friendly and welcoming, but there was clearly one serious message they waned to convey: Having determination and being persistent can make a miracle happen.Even though this story is base on real-life events, it was a surreal experience for us.

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