Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

My Left Foot (1989)

Directed by Jim Sheridan

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan


Touching portrait. Shame how, in this day and age of internet research, we know that the ending as a bit misleading and it wasn’t quite so happy for Brown. It would have been more powerful if the truth had been told.

Day-Lewis is exceptional, but we already knew that. He’s a little hard to understand at times, but I guess that’s the point.

Really wonderful period sets, costumes, casting and performances, one the best efforts to do transport you back in time that I have seen in a while. It really did feel like we were back in the 30’s and 40’s. Very little score makes it even more real.

Wonderful debut film by Sheridan.

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