Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb – his left foot.


“My Left Foot” continues to be one of those films that gets touted as a great biopic, but younger people don’t remember. Hell, I only became aware of its importance towards the end of my High School years in the 1990s. For it was the film that started the Miramax onslaught. While “The Crying Game” and “Pulp Fiction” were the bigger successes, this was the movie that told the world who the Weinsteins were. Moderate producers with big pockets and an eye for everyone else’s talents.

Daniel Day-Lewis is a beast in this movie. While his performance has an alcoholic painter who could only use his left foot has been parodied to death, it’s amazing to go back and see the original. The film took liberties with Christy Brown’s story, but the brass tacks are still there. That being said, it’s a drunken painter making art with his toes. The humor is still there for those of us that are surely going to Hell.

The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes, still gallery and the original 1989 reviews as the special features. The A/V Quality is quite fetching for a film of its age. However, the 1080p transfer can only do so much for a film that has always been so dark. The DTS-HD master audio track does its best with what’s there.

RELEASE DATE: 01/13/2015

[review_summary title=”Summary” summary=”Daniel Day Lewis wins his first Oscar with only one foot.” positives=”Stunning acting holds up a quarter century later.
Daniel Day Lewis makes his name in America.
Jim Sheridan was still years away from making that awful 50 Cent movie.” negatives=”A little dry at parts.
Suffers from biopic cliche. “][rating title=”Final Score” value=”4.5″ range=”5″][/review_summary]

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