Overall Rank: 1222
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 125
Theatrical Release Date: 11/10/1989
Genre: Biography, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jim Sheridan
Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam
Plot: An overview of the life of Christy Brown. Christy was born a quadriplegic to a large, poor Irish family. He was believed to be mentally retarded for the first 10 years of his life, but thanks to a strong-willed mother and a dedicated teacher he becomes a celebrated writer, poet, and artist. -- GOD_NOtLIKELY
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/05/2019
Daniel Day-Lewis is fantastic in this sweet and sour biopic of an inspirational individual that never turns into a sob story.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/13/2014
A overview of the life of Christy Brown. Christy was born a quadriplegic to a large, poor Irish family. He was believed to be mentally retarded for the first 10 years of his life, but thanks to a strong-willed mother and a dedicated teacher he becomes a celebrated writer, poet, and artist. This movie has outstanding acting by Daniel Day-Lewis and the rest of the cast.
donkeyknight - wrote on 05/03/2011
What's great: moving family scenes (football and Mother) and the acting. What's disappointing: Brown's "growth"-yes, his achievements are admirable, but he seems to become more selfish and less kind
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/26/2012
It is a true story of Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), an Irishman born with cerebral palsy who becomes a writer. First few scenes showed flashbacks of his youth. The actor playing the young Christy really looked liked Day-Lewis, and was fabulous as well in his portrayal. Paddy Brown (Ray McAnally) gets laid off while Christy admires a girl. Christy’s sister, who is pregnant, plans of getting married and leaves them. Bridget Brown (Brenda Fricker) searches for a doctor for Christy. Dr. Eileen Cole (Fiona Shaw) becomes patient with Christy. Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker and Hugh O'Conor were spectacular in their performances. The pub scene was funny and the restaurant scene was just electric, you can really see the pain in Christy. One of the best lines: Bridget – “A …
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