My Left Foot

  • 1989
  • Movie
  • R
  • Biography

Stories about people overcoming devastating handicaps have long been grist for the filmmaker's mill. The title of this screen adaptation of Christy Brown's best-selling autobiography refers to the only limb over which Brown, crippled since birth by a severe case of cerebral palsy, ever had any control. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the acclaimed Irish-born artist...read more

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My Left Foot - Official Trailer
01:20 — True story of cerebral palsied Christy Brown, who overcame his illness and poverty to become an accomplished artist, poet and writer. Day-Lewis and Fr (more…)
(Movie Clip) Penalty Kick
With support from brother Tom (Declan Croghan) and others, cerebral-palsey sufferer Christy Moore (Daniel Day-Lewis) takes a penalty kick in a street (more…)
(Movie Clip) 25 Percent of a Quarter
Young Christy Brown (Hugh O'Conor) makes his first attempt to express himself by writing with his toes as his parents (Ray McAnally and Brenda Fricker (more…)
(Movie Clip) Doctor Cole
Mrs. Moore (Brenda Fricker) and Christy (Daniel Day-Lewis) meet Dr. Cole (Fiona Shaw) and he departs for his first visit to her clinic in director Jim (more…)

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Stories about people overcoming devastating handicaps have long been grist for the filmmaker's mill. The title of this screen adaptation of Christy Brown's best-selling autobiography refers to the only limb over which Brown, crippled since birth by a sever… (more)

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