My Left Foot
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis,
Brenda Fricker, etc.
Director: Jim Sheridan
Year of Release: 1989
Video Release Date: January 31, 2001
In this true story, Christy Brown is physically
disabled and has great difficulty speaking. Born with cerebral
palsy into a large working-class Irish family, the only limb
he can adequately control is his left foot. For the first
ten years of his life he is mistakenly thought by most to
be retarded. But with the support of his determined mother,
he overcomes tremendous physical and social obstacles. Learning
to use his foot to do what many cannot do with their hands,
he gradually develops into a brilliant painter, poet and author.
Watch how Christy learns amazing skills with
his left foot and creates a happy, lasting love relationship
for himself despite his physical challenges.
- Do you feel too challenged by circumstances
in your life to believe that you would ever be content or
- Can you remember a time in your life, even if it was very
short, when you were contented or happy despite your challenges?
- Does Christy’s capacity to create fulfilling life
in spite of his immense challenges remind you of neglected
resources inside you that might help you to achieve the same?