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Title: As Fast As I Can
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Genre: Family, Sport, Crime
Release Date: December 6th, Year 8
Jaeden Martell - Thomas
Leonardo DiCaprio - Lewis
Dev Patel - Joe
Thomasin McKenzie - Ellie
Halle Berry - Trainer Taylor
Julianne Moore - Katie
Theater Count: 3,100
MPA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 116 mins
Production Budget: $30 Million
Original Song: Go by Maroon 5
*Video and picture montage of Thomas family as he is growing up with upbeat music for background, including home recordings of competitions at parks and schools, and of the trophys he has won, and the last one being a clip of them watching TV of the Olympic games and getting excited with it, then the film title appears on screen*
Talented young athlete Thomas (Jaeden Martell) has shown a huge love for athleticism since he was a little child and has got an incredible talent, winning most leagues and championships he has participated on, always with the support of his parents Lewis (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Katie (Julianne Moore), and his sister Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie), but what he has always dreamed of is going to the Olympic games.
"Remember Thomas, this race is really important, you've got this!", the countdown begins, and we see the family cheering and screaming in support, as Thomas races and starts to gain advantage over the other athletes, at first he seems to be struggling a little, but after a few seconds, he goes ahead and wins it, the family goes to a restaurant to celebrate, as all conversation goes towards the race, Ellie tries to talk a little about how she did good on her tests, but she gets little attention from the rest of the family, so she keeps on topic about the race.
*Katie is in the hospital, non-explicit mastography scene, then in the waiting room, and then in medical consultation, the doctor is talking to her, then she is driving silently in the car and parks over and starts to cry, when she gets to the house she talks to Lewis, he hugs her hard, so after a long family conversation she gets support from all the family and decides to start chemotherapy.
*Lewis goes with Katie to the hospital, as she starts the therapy, he holds her hand and hugs her. Back in the house she is puking in the bathroom.*
*Lewis talks to Katie and Thomas that the monetary situation is critical and they talk about what stuff they could sell to get some money, they decide to sell Thomas car*
*Another scene of Thomas racing, this time, with the family watching, Katie is looking a little bit more deteriorated, while the race is on, she starts coughing and faints, as soon as Thomas looks, he stops racing and runs towards them and they take her to the hospital.*
One day at the hospital, Katie talks to Thomas and tells him how proud she is, and she makes him promise her, that he would keep on doing what he loves the best he can. "I only hope to be alive for the time that you achieve being a worldwide winner". Sadly, she dies a few days later. After her death, Lewis showed support to his kids as a lovely father, but at lonely times during the night he starts drinking until falling asleep.
A couple months letter, Thomas receives a letter from the National Olympic Comitee informing him that he got accepted as a candidate for preliminars. He looks at the letter, and then looks at a picture of her mother. Ellie enters the room and takes the letter from his hands, and reads it overwhelmed with joy for his brother.
The only problem is he is required to pay for expensive uniforms, a professional trainer and travelling across the country, but the family spent most of their money with Katie's therapy. When he knew about all the money that was required, Lewis told Thomas that they wouldn't be able to afford it, Thomas didn't seem okay with it and they started discussing louder and louder until the screams came in. They all had been through a lot, so they couldn't help to have all of their feeling they had silenced before to come out in that moment, and hurtful things were said by both. Katy tried to control them both, but they wouldn't listen to her, so she started crying, as Thomas went on to his bedroom, and Lewis walked out the house to a bar nearby.
So Lewis gets a deal with a criminal drug group leaded by Joe (Dev Patel). As Thomas keeps on winning with the support of his sister Ellie and his trainer Taylor (Halle Berry) he gets closer to the Olympic games, while his father gets more involved with the criminal group, putting Katy and Tom's lifes at risk.