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My Left Foot

This is the true story of Irish writer Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy and learned to write using just his left foot.

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Summary

No one expects much from Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), a boy with cerebral palsy born into a working-class Irish family. Though Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and essentially paralyzed, a miraculous event occurs when, at the age of 5, he demonstrates control of his left foot by using chalk to scrawl a word on the floor. With the help of his steely mother (Brenda Fricker) -- and no shortage of grit and determination -- Christy overcomes his infirmity to become a painter, poet, and author.

Details

Director
Jim Sheridan
Cast
Daniel Day-LewisBrenda FrickerAlison WhelanDeclan CroghanEanna MacLiamMarie ConmeeKirsten SheridanCyril CusackPhelim DrewRuth McCabeFiona ShawRay McAnally
Genres
Drama
Country
Ireland, UK
Available
Jun 1 2017
Duration
103min

Review

An intelligent, beautifully acted adaptation of Christy Brown's first book.

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