Picture from Extraordinary Measures
Overall B+

When John and Aileen Crowley (Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell) discover their two children are dying from a rare genetic disorder, the couple decides to take Extraordinary Measures to encourage a medical researcher (Harrison Ford) to find a cure for the disease.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C
Substance Use B

Talk to your kids about…

Extraordinary Measures

In the film, Dr. Stonehill claims that scientists are more interested in research than money. What do you think he means by this? Do you think that is true? What role does money play in research?

How are cooperation and competition depicted in this story? Which option do you think ensures the best and fastest results? Why does the drug company promote competition between its core research groups?

What personal challenges and affronts do John and Robert face during the process of developing their drug therapy?

Meet the real Crowley family and watch an interview about their experience.