Cinema: TRUE Grit


MY LEFT FOOT Directed by Jim Sheridan; Screenplay by Jim Sheridan and Shane Connaughton

The Irish will put up a good fight, even when they're shadowboxing. So Christy Brown had a head start in his battle against petrifying cerebral palsy. There were other crippling odds to buck. He was the tenth of 22 children born to a sod-poor Dublin bricklayer. For the first nine years of Christy's life, his siblings tended him as they would a houseplant: feed it, water it and keep it out of the way. Only his mother dared nurture him with her fierce, uncompromising love, and one...

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