SHE WENT LOOKING FOR HELP. WHAT SHE FOUND WAS A MIRACLE.
MERYL STREEP (Sophie's Choice, The French Lieutenant's Woman), two-time Oscar®-winner and regarded by many as the most brilliant actress of her generation, gives a magnificent performance (for which she was Emmy Award® and Golden Globe nominated) as a mother fighting for her epileptic son's right to a possible miracle cure in this heart-rending and inspiring drama.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: First Do No Harm (1997) Young Robbie Reimuller begins to have seizures and is diagnosed with epilepsy. His parents struggle to get the best possible medication and treatment for him. Conventional drugs do not seem to be working effectively, but when his parents want to try something called the Ketogenic diet which they have discovered through research into the subject, they are opposed by Robbie's doctor. A battle ensues between the hospital authorities and Robbie's parents. Fatal Love (1992) Based on the true-life story of one young, pretty, intelligent, middle-class and HIV AIDS stricken Alison (Ali) Gertz. Molly Ringwald plays the titular character who has to come to terms with her illness and the lives affected from all-sides, who, also having to come to terms with a new, modern disease and the dealings of ignorance that was the nineteen-eighties. This is Alison Gertz's story via her teachings of her condition to a world still waking-up to this social stigma and of the courage, sadness and love that her short life touched. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Golden Globes, ...First Do No Harm / Fatal Love ( Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story )