Due to cerebral palsy, Christy Brown was born a spastic quadriplegic in a large, poor Irish family. For the first 10 years of his life, he is thought to be retarded, little more than a vegetable, but his mother recognizes the intelligence and humanity struggling to get out of a badly ruined body. Assisted by his mother and a devoted teacher, Brown's courage and determination enable him to learn to read and write with the one limb he can control -- his left foot -- and he becomes a writer. Based on the true story in Brown's autobiography, this 1989 film does not sugarcoat his arrogance, vulgarity, and petulance, or his love for alcohol and sex. Day-Lewis triumphs in one of the most difficult roles an actor ever tackled.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus