My Left Foot

My Left Foot

DVD - 2011
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Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams.
Publisher: Burbank, CA. : Miramax Films : Lionsgate, [c2011].
ISBN: 9786314218973
6314218977
Branch Call Number: DVD MY LEF FO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: My left foot (Motion picture)

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trcookIIImddmd
Jan 03, 2017

Kind of a take-off of A Beautiful Mind; Russel Crowe is an infinitely more talented actor.

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garycornell
Jul 27, 2014

Daniel-Day-Lewis has an exceptional film career. One of his best films is definitely "My Left Foot". He portrays Christy Brown who has cerebral palsy and can only use his left foot. Christy grows up with a strong mother and he becomes a very independent man. He is not a saint by any means. He can drink too much and use profanity. What is striking is his compassion for his family and friends. "My Left Foot" earned Daniel-Day-Lewis the Academy Award for Best Actor and Brenda Fricker Best Supporting Actress. The whole cast deserves awards especially the Director Jim Sheridan. He also directed Daniel-Day-Lewis is "In the Name of the Father" and "The Boxer" are all worthy of your consideration. The story of Christy Brown will amaze you and inspire you.

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2101kol
Aug 26, 2013

This is by no means a masterpiece but early on I could see why Daniel Day-Lewis won the Oscar. He is part of the reason why I was engaged.

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pieterz
Sep 29, 2012

A story about perseverence, and based on the real life of Christy Brown as told in his book "My Left Foot". This film is definetely worth watching. Great acting by many actors, and especially Daniel Day-Lewis and the boy who played the young Christy. Just imagine playing someone with severe cerebral palsy when you are fully able.

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sabrina4
Mar 28, 2012

A very touching and slightly sad story of an individual with Cerebral Palsy and how he learns to do so much with his left foot which isn't affect as much as the rest of his body.

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HerNoseInABookGal
Nov 08, 2010

While this a profound and moving story I found the early section of the movie long, draggy and somewhat predictable. However, give it a chance. The acting is brilliant and there are many scenes that are real jewels.

lms Feb 07, 2010

Daniel Day-Lewis as someone with CP, directed by Jim Sheridan is unbelievable in this role. The love and determination of this character and his family is inspiring.

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