Wendy Mitchell
November 12, 2009 AT 02:30 PM EST

Sick kids + parents fighting against the odds + the “system” trying to keep them down + man hugs = I’m crying already.

Tom Vaughan directs the drama Extraordinary Measures, based on the true story of John Crowley, a father who defied the odds to find a cure for his children’s rare illness.

I wasn’t sure I could buy Keri Russell and Brendan Fraser as a couple, but they seem to work (though I still sometimes have trouble accepting my beloved Felicity as a mom). Harrison Ford brings a more human dimension to the iconoclastic scientist. And did you catch the supporting players including Jared Harris (Mad Men’s Lane Pryce)?

It’s out Jan. 22. What do you think of the trailer? Yes, it looks totally schmaltzy but am I the only sap who is always moved by an illness movie?

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