Why to Watch - My Left Foot

The film that earned Daniel Day Lewis his first Academy Award, and rightfully so. His acting is so captivating and incredible that it’s impossible not to love this movie. Plus the actor who plays the younger version of the protagonist does such an amazing job that I started crying after one pivotal scene. Watch and find out which one I’m referring to.



My Left Foot (1989) Biography, Drama | 103min | March 30, 1990 (United States) 7.9
Director: Jim SheridanWriter: Shane Connaughton, Jim Sheridan, Christy BrownStars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison WhelanSummary: Christy Brown is born with cerebral palsy to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs. Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous artist who uses his dexterous left foot to write and paint. —Reid Gagle


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