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My Left Foot [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 19222747
  • Release Date: 04/15/2011
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Synopsis


    My Left Foot
    An alternative to the general run of "triumph over the odds" biopics, My Left Foot is the true story of Irish cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown. Paralyzed from birth, Brown (played by Hugh O'Conor as child and Daniel Day-Lewis as an adult) is written off as retarded and helpless. But Christy's indomitable mother (Brenda Fricker) never gives up on the boy. Using his left foot, the only part of his body not afflicted, Brown learns to write. He grows up to become a well-known author, painter, and fundraiser, and along the way falls in love with nurse Mary Carr (Ruth McCabe). There's no sugarcoating in My Left Foot: Brown, a heavy drinker, was by no means lovable. Day-Lewis and Fricker both won Academy Awards for their performances, and the film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Also notable are the late Ray McAnally in his next-to-last film role as Christy's father, and venerable Cyril Cusack as Lord Castlewelland. Director Jim Sheridan co-scripted with Shane Connaughton from Christy Brown's autobiography. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Daniel Day-Lewis
      Daniel Day-Lewis - Christy Brown
    • Ray McAnally
      Ray McAnally - Mr. Brown
    • Brenda Fricker
      Brenda Fricker - Mrs. Brown
    • Ruth McCabe
      Ruth McCabe - Mary Carr
    • Fiona Shaw
      Fiona Shaw - Dr. Eileen Cole



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Daniel Day Lewis in his most physical role

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      BavarianGod
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      Daniel Day Lewis is without a shadow of a doubt, the best actor alive. His roles in There Will Be Blood, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Gangs of New York, Lincoln and the Age of Innocence are all proof of that fact. My Left foot is Lewis' most physical role of all as he plays a man with Cerebral Palsy who learns to paint with his only controllable limb: his left foot. It's a tale of tragedy and triumph that stands the test of time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must Have

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      cfwiggum
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      The greatest living actor in his finest performance. Those who love Day-Lewis in his more modern roles (Gangs of New York, There Will be Blood, etc.) must watch this film when the world first took notice of his incredible talent. Oh and doesn't hurt to have the amazing Jim Sheridan directing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A PERFORMANCE TOO END ALL

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      Jory

      This is a very moving story as well as a story that doesn't ask for too much sympathy. It is driven by Lewis' performance, which is up there in the greatest of all performances.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie, Great Price

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      noro720
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      I Loved this movie for years and it's even better on Bluray. The Picture is incredible and the price is even better

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great

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      Jabbah
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      Daniel Day Lewis is one of the greatest actors of all time and this is one of his early performances.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      sdtucker
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      Daniel Day Lewis is an amazing actor and he shines in this film. Worth a watch!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      enzso
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      This blu ray was a great price and a movie that you can watch again and again!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie, "My Left Foot."

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      Lazyflatfoot
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      Outstanding movie made a couple of decades ago. Still a good one to watch!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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