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My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

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Starring (View all)
Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis
Christy Brown
Brenda Fricker Brenda Fricker
Mrs. Brown
Alison Whelan Alison Whelan
Sheila
Cyril Cusack Cyril Cusack
Lord Castlewelland
Phelim Drew Phelim Drew
Brian


Written by (View all)
Shane Connaughton Shane Connaughton
(screenplay)
Jim Sheridan Jim Sheridan
(screenplay)


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My Left Foot Review

12 years, 5 months ago at Aug 28 21:25
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Christy Brown was an Irish painter and writer who was one of 14 surviving children of Irish catholic, Bridget Brown. Christy was born with severe cerebral palsy. Unable to move himself or speak, he was also presumed mentally disabled, despite this, his mother continued to speak and nurture him. He finally gained control over the movement of his left foot, upon discovering this, Bridget painstaking... read more

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6 years, 12 months ago at Feb 2 20:33
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A very inspirationally powerful film with an amazing lead actor to carry the brilliance of the film. Daniel Day-Lewis deserves every oscar he can get!

Beautiful.

6 years, 6 months ago at Jul 28 5:16
1 vote
A heart warming movie about Christy Brown, a guy born with severe cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder which left him almost entirely spastic in his limbs, meaning that he can't use his both hands and rely entirely on his feet to write and paint.
Born in a working class family, a family with 7 kids and he's the only disabled one, his mom raise money for years to buy a wheelchair for him,... read more
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Description: Based on the life of Christy Brown, the Irish painter and author who was born with severe cerebral palsy, leaving him almost completely paralyzed. Brown was forced to communicate and work by writing and drawing with a pencil gripped in his left foot. The film is told in flashback as Christy's nurse reads his autobiography which follows him through his early life, when only his mother believed he could be anything more than a vegetable, to his childhood games with his brothers on the Dublin streets, to his devastating crush on his speech teacher. Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a performance for the ages in this film based on DOWN A ... (more)
Release date: 7 April 1989
UPC: 026359037320
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