Average review score based on 17 user reviews
Great true story and awesome performances by the cast including Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Dueñas.
This film depicts the real-life story of quadriplegic Ramón Sampedro and his 28 year battle in support of euthanasia and the right to end his own life. It also explores Ramón's relationship with his family and with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports Ramón, and Rosa, who on the contrary, wants to convince him to want to live.
This is a great film that not only explores a valid and interesting view on euthanasia, it also shows the profound ability of a quadriplegic to positively impact the lives of others.
As a reminder, this film by Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar won the Golden Globe in 2004 and the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
The Sea Inside is a 2004 film by the Spanish/Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar. It is based on the real-life story of Ramón Sampedro (played by Javier Bardem), a Spanish ship mechanic left quadriplegic after a diving accident. Sampedro fought a 28-year campaign in support of euthanasia and his right to end his own life~ It is also the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia (Belén Rueda) a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa (Lola Dueñas), a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible~ An Excellent movie sure to move you in many ways~
A wonderful and romantic drama that tantalizes all of your emotions and brought to the screen by Alejandro Amenabar. A moving story about a spanish quadriplegic's 30 year battle with the courts for his right to die with dignity. Great acting by Javier Bardem and Belen Rueda make this film well worth watching. Although I am not a fan of this type of film, I am glad that I purchased this DVD based on the recommendation of a friend.
Phenomenal film staring Javier Bardem as a Spanish quadriplegic that is fighting to die. Based on a true story, young Ramon broke his neck during a diving accident. Very well acted all the way around and sad....effective at showing the life and dignity lost with spinal cord injuries. Another film that ponders the issues of Right to Die. Excellent film and highly recommended.
I don't normally watch foreign films, mainly because I do not like being distracted by subtitles at the bottom of the screen, but what caught my eye was it was a Golden Globe winner.
I was looking for a movie of substance. One that made you "think" when you left a movie theatre, one that was of the "human condition" that we all belong to, some how in one way or another.
The majority of films made these days have little substance, more like eating "cotton candy"..sweet but leaves nothing behind, and of no nutritional value. I wanted a "meat and potato" movie. One that filled my mind up and stayed with me. One that would cause me to reflect on its message.
This one did it beautifully. The Right to Die is a highly sensitive issue and not a easy choice for anyone, needless to say for those of us that are still healthy. Its a personal and private choice that takes into account many social and moral guidelines. This movie touched on all points. Not only of the main character wishes, but of those who loved him..his friends as well as family and all the complex relationships tied to it.
I would highly recommend this film for all to see. It is touching act of bravery and complete unselfishness of a few brave souls. A act of sincere love and compassion. In todays world we are kinder to our animals then we are to ourselves.