Extraordinary Measures

Time Out New York Project: Issue #748, January 28–February 3, 2010


Dir. Tom Vaughan. 2010. PG. 105mins. Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell.

So that guy from The Mummy is married to that girl from Felicity. Their two youngest children are stricken with the debilitating, muscular dystrophy-like Pompe disease. Thus, they seek out renegade scientist Dr. Indiana Jones who has an extraordinary theory for an extraordinary cure. But it’s going to take Extraordinary Measures (and the help of some corporate bigwigs played to perfection by Patrick Bauchau and Jared Harris) to make their dream a reality. Sadly, “Get out of my lab!” is not the new “Get off my plane!”—Keith Uhlich