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My Left Foot Movie Review Summary

Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheldon

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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.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   rude people Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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