My Left Foot Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for My Left Foot the Movie

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A gritty, unsentimental drama based on the life and autobiography of cerebral-palsy victim Christy Brown. Considered an imbecile by everyone but his mother (Fricker, in a stunning award-winning performance) until he teaches himself to write. He survives his impoverished Irish roots to become a painter and writer using his left foot, the only appendage over which he has control. He also falls in love and finds some heartaches along the way. Day-Lewis is astounding; the supporting cast, especially Shaw and Cusack, match him measure for measure.

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 103 minutes.
Originally from Irish.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Writers, Physical Problems, Art & Artists, True Stories, Dublin, Biopics: Writers, Director/Star Teams: Sheridan & Day-Lewis, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Shane Connaughton, Jim Sheridan
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally, Cyril Cusack, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Adrian Dunbar, Ruth McCabe, Alison Whelan
Cinematography
Jack Conroy
Director
Jim Sheridan
Music
Elmer Bernstein
Producer
Miramax Films, Granada Film Productions

Awards

Oscars 1989: Actor (Day-Lewis), Support. Actress (Fricker); British Acad. 1989: Actor (Day-Lewis), Support. Actor (McAnally); Ind. Spirit 1990: Foreign Film; L.A. Film Critics 1989: Actor (Day-Lewis), Support. Actress (Fricker); Montreal World Film Fest. 1989: Actor (Day-Lewis); N.Y. Film Critics 1989: Actor (Day-Lewis), Film; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1989: Actor (Day-Lewis).

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