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  • Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Ruth McCabe, Fiona Shaw
  • Directors: Jim Sheridan
  • Producers: Noel Pearson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 7 July 2008
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00153NOVI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,737 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The true story of the artist, writer and cerebral palsy sufferer Christy Brown, based on his own book. It recounts the many problems he faced growing up in his native Ireland, and charts the ways in which he developed the use of his left foot - the only limb over which he had any control - to achieve success as an artist. Oscars were won by Daniel Day-Lewis (playing the adult Brown) and Brenda Fricker (playing Brown's mother).

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Based on the story of Christy Brown, this highly acclaimed film depicts his struggle for a normal life. Born with cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family, Christy was able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds. With the help of his strong-willed and dedicated family and his own sheer courage and determination, Christy not only learns to grapple with life's simple physical tasks and complex psychological pains, but he also develops into a brilliant painter, poet and author.

Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker give Oscar winning performances in an emotional tale of life, love and one family's incredible sense of courage. Also star Declan Croghan, Ray McAnally, Hugh O'Connor, Fiona Shaw, and Ruth McCabe.

• Won 2 Academy Awards® including Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (1989).

• Won 2 BAFTAs including Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (1989).

• Another 14 awards won and 14 nominations.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. PRIOR on 12 Mar. 2008
Format: DVD
I didn't want to watch this film, but my wife persuaded me. I'm glad she did. The acting is superb. Brenda Fricker carries off the role of Christie's mum flawlessly. Daniel Day Lewis is so convincing as the cerebral palsy sufferer that it is a shock to realise he is acting! Hugh O'Connor acts the young Christie and is equally convincing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "dave4317" on 26 Mar. 2004
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True stories, or films based on true stories are rarely the stuff of Oscars. Allto often they get bypassed by production money, for the lack of stunts and hyper realities; thus if made tend to be b-movies, or acted by a cast of supermodels who lack credability. To find such a moving story about Christy Brown, who overcomes his cerebal palsy,is a little gem, watch this if only for Daniel Day Lewis's amazing performance, which is on a par with John Mills's transformation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PD on 23 Mar. 2012
Format: DVD
********** may contain a few slight spoilers ***********

An excellent film about the life and times of christy brown an irish painter who was also a cerebral palsy sufferer, the difficulties christy faced in his day to day life due to his condition and his relationships with other people particularly his mother are central to the story.

Christy was born into a large working class family in the 1930's, the directer portrays this very well with the miserable looking grey concrete, small dark and cramped house, in his very early life christy was considered to be mentally disabled as well as physically disabled with remarks like "D is for dunce" there are several other comments of the same nature all made within the first 30 minutes, this amplifies the impact when christy picks a piece of chalk up with his left foot and writes the word mother on the floor.

His relationship with his mother was also strong with her devotion to him evident from the start, there is a scene early in the film where she is carrying him up the stairs while heavily pregnant and saving every penny she can to buy a wheelchair for him despite the extreme poverty the family suffered, her great understanding of her son is also made clear several times during the film, at one point after christy has received speech therapy his father says " at least you can understand your child now " her response is " i always understood him "

The acting is superb from all of the cast members, in particular the performance put in by daniel day lewis which is simply flawless, well written, well acted and well directed
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Feb. 2012
Format: DVD
Anyone who says this excellent biopic of Christie Brown is easy watching is lying. Daniel Day Lewis, as far back as 22 years ago transforms both himself completely; bodily and character-wise and onto his first Oscar.

What is refreshing is that the story isn't about a poor wee lad, almost totally crippled (except for that left foot) from birth with cerebral palsy who has no friends, because he has. It's about his sheer fighting spirit & utter determination that gets respect but he also breaks hearts. He uses that foot to score a winning goal in the street but his stoic exasperation often sends his mother to despair. If you thought that Casualty only existed around the firm but fair senior nurse way back when, played by Brenda Fricker, here she is in wonderful Oscar winning form.

Girls are touched by Christy's attention, guys admire his guts and outright cheek. Christy becomes a noted poet and artist, either typed out one character at a time or with a brush, both by using the big toe and adjoining toe of that left foot.

It also casts a revealing spotlight on hard working Dublin family life in the (I estimate) '50s & '60's.

Quote: (Specialist doctor comes to visit him at home. Mother knocks on his bedroom door. A muffled, incoherent expletive is his reply) "I can teach you how to say **ck off more clearly, Christy" the female doctor replies. The start of a real road to self realisation begins.

Believe me, you'll wince, laugh, cry and triumph all the way with this one and one that you'll remember for a long, long time to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lacrimosa on 22 Mar. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've been wanting to see this film for years and for some unknown reason i never managed to until recently.
It's very good.
D.D.Lewis is very good.
But what a lot of reviewers seem to fail to mention is that the young actor, Hugh O'Connor, who plays Kristy brown as a boy, is every bit as riveting a performance as his grown up counter part. And without his marvellous contribution, DDLewis wouldn't have had the platform to leap into the second half of the film. It most definately would have been a lop sided affair. So hats (and socks) off to the casting director.
Some of the editing jars a little, but there's no getting away from the power and the intensity not only of DDLewis's central performance, but the ensemble as a whole. What i probably enjoyed most about DDLewis's performance was how sparingly he played the part. Portraying a character that had to fight for everything he achieved. Creating a hardened exterior in order, not only to survive the day to day poverty and physical barriers he had to endure and overcome, but also, to guard his poet's sensibility. A Fragile yet fearless man. Tormented by the body's restrictions and frustrated by his artist's need to express the love he wanted to give, and the love he most desperately sought to recieve.
It is a film that was made on a shoestring budget, £600,000 and went to video in this country, within about a fortnight after its release.........and subsequently made about $15,000,000.upon its release in the U.S And won numerous awards globally.
The rest is history.
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