MY LEFT FOOT (Theatrical Release USA 1989)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Stars ìììì

My Left Foot
, shown at the 1989 New York Film Festival, New York City, New York,
becomes a great watch due to the outstanding acting skills of Daniel Day-Lewis and Hugh O’Conor. These two actors give an intensely realistic look into the life of Christy Brown, a person born in 1932 Dublin, Ireland to a poor, working class family. Christy Brown, challenged from birth with severe cerebral palsy, controls only the functions of his left foot. Despite limitations, Christy Brown becomes a painter, a poet, and a writer.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia

Additional Thanks

The film is great work for Director Jim Sheridan. Thank you to Executive Producers Paul Heller and Steve Morrison for making the film possible. Great job on musical composition by Elmer Berstein. Script Writers Shane Connaughton and Jim Sheridan based the story on the book by Christy Brown. Additional casting includes: Mrs. Brown (Brenda Fricker), Tom (Declan Croghan), Mary (Ruth McCabe), Dr. Eileen Cole (Fiona Shaw), Mr Brown (Ray McAnally), and Young Tom (Owen Sharp).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. a wonderful film that tells the history of Christy Brown in such a stylish way.

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