The Air I Breathe (2008) Chance, destiny, happiness, sorrow, unintentional parody: Somewhere between the bit where Sarah Michelle Gellar weeps as a sad rock star with a rare blood type… 2008-01-25 R Drama Mystery and Thriller Kevin Bacon Sarah Michelle Gellar Forest Whitaker THINKFilm
Movie Review

The Air I Breathe (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
THE AIR I BREATHE Forest Whitaker as an office drone who robs a bank, one of the crisscrossing stories in Jieho Lee's flawed directorial debut
THE AIR I BREATHE Forest Whitaker as an office drone who robs a bank, one of the crisscrossing stories in Jieho Lee's flawed directorial debut
EW's GRADE
D-

Details Limited Release: Jan 25, 2008; Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Kevin Bacon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Forest Whitaker; Distributor: THINKFilm

Chance, destiny, happiness, sorrow, unintentional parody: Somewhere between the bit where Sarah Michelle Gellar weeps as a sad rock star with a rare blood type whose career is under the thumb of Andy Garcia as a mean gangster named Fingers, and the part where Forest Whitaker blubbers hysterically as an office drone who robs a bank, the air gets much too thin and polluted with pretense. And filmmaker-y posturing on the part of first-time writer-director Jieho Lee interferes with the clarity of his interwoven stories in The Air I Breathe, which relate, he says, to a Chinese proverb about the four pillars of life. D-

Originally posted Jan 25, 2008 Published in issue #976 Feb 01, 2008 Order article reprints