Brendan Fraser is hard to take seriously these days. He makes one shit movie after another. Occasionally he'll throw in a good'un like Gods & Monsters but those are few and far between. In Extraordinary Measures he delivers a solid performance that I would ordinarily consider "not bad" but given his CV of crap, this one has to be considered "good". Harrison Ford bungs on his usual grumpy, anti-social character which is becoming so boring... Combine these two players and you get a decent movie which should have been great. It's a true story and its a great story... but it's told in a relatively lacklustre way. Fraser plays a father who has two kids with an incurable condition (Pompe's disease) and Ford is the researcher on the verge of a breakthrough medicine. One pleads with the other and a collaboration begins (one with the brains, the other with the money). It has it's teary moments and I did enjoy it, but can't help but think it could have been so much more powerful had it been handled with greater care.