Parents' Guide to

My Left Foot

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Gritty yet uplifting tale of artist with cerebral palsy.

Movie R 1989 103 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

My left foot review/ age opinion

This film is not only inspiring, but also an amazing story about a guy who was a poet and also could do art with his left foot. Although there was only a brief moment of frontal nudity, I'd say language and a some drinking may be an issue. Otherwise, I'd say this is a great inspiring film for older teens to check out.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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Kids say (1):

This film astonishes, tugs at the heartstrings, wrenches the gut, tickles the funny bone, and ultimately restores the viewer's faith in humanity. My Left Foot rocketed Daniel Day-Lewis to stardom, and he's splendidly supported by a strong cast, especially the sublime Brenda Fricker as his mother and Hugh O'Conor, who more than holds his own as young Christy. Director Jim Sheridan doesn't judge but doesn't flinch either, creating a realistic and fairly neutral backdrop against which his cast and his story can really shine. Teens who can handle the salty language will learn a lot about physical differences, family bonds and loyalty, working-class Dublin, and the triumph of the human spirit.

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