History Film / MyLeftFoot

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Christie is a poet and a painter, but even he is prone to this trope. Dr. Eileen Cole, just rolls with it, when she offered to teach him speech therapy.
--> '''Christie:''' Fuck off.
--> '''Eileen:''' If you work with me, I'll help you say fuck off more clearly.
--> '''
14th Dec '14 4:35:18 PM eroock
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* TheUnFavourite: Averted. Despite the hardship he's causing, Christie gets all the parental support one can think of, especially by his mother.

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* TheUnFavourite: TheUnfavourite: Averted. Despite the hardship he's causing, Christie gets all the parental support one can think of, especially by his mother.
14th Dec '14 4:34:44 PM eroock
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The novel was made into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook 1989 oscar-winning drama]] directed by Jim Sheridan, starring Creator/DanielDayLewis as Christy Brown and Brenda Fricker as his mother.

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The novel was made into a an [[TheFilmOfTheBook 1989 oscar-winning drama]] in 1989 directed by Jim Sheridan, starring Creator/DanielDayLewis as Christy Brown and Brenda Fricker as his mother.
14th Dec '14 4:34:05 PM eroock
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The novel was made into a 1989 oscar-winning drama directed by Jim Sheridan, starring Creator/DanielDayLewis as Christy Brown and Brenda Fricker as his mother.

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The novel was made into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook 1989 oscar-winning drama drama]] directed by Jim Sheridan, starring Creator/DanielDayLewis as Christy Brown and Brenda Fricker as his mother.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Christie's father. He comes across as somewhat cold at first, but when Christie writes "MOTHER" on the floor, he takes him for a drink. Perhaps his most heart of gold moment comes when he takes over from Christie's mother to build Christie a room.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Christie's father. He comes across as somewhat cold at first, but when Christie writes "MOTHER" on the floor, he takes him for a drink. Perhaps his most heart of gold moment comes when he takes over from Christie's mother to build Christie a room. \n* TheFilmOfTheBook
14th Dec '14 4:33:05 PM eroock
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'''''My Left Foot''''' is the 1954 autobiography of Irish cerebral palsy victim [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christy_Brown Christy Brown]]. Paralyzed from birth, Brown is written off as retarded and helpless. But Christy's indomitable mother never gives up on the boy. Using his left foot, the only part of his body not afflicted, Brown learns to write. He grows up to become a well-known author and painter.

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'''''My ''My Left Foot''''' Foot'' is the 1954 autobiography of Irish cerebral palsy victim [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christy_Brown Christy Brown]]. Paralyzed from birth, Brown is written off as retarded and helpless. But Christy's indomitable mother never gives up on the boy. Using his left foot, the only part of his body not afflicted, Brown learns to write. He grows up to become a well-known author and painter.
16th Nov '14 9:37:16 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ObfuscatingDisability: Chrisite hatches a plan to get free coal by using himself to distract the coalmen while his brothers loosened the truck's tailgate, causing the coal to fall out.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Christie's father. He comes across as somewhat cold at first, but when Christie writes "MOTHER" on the floor, he takes him for a drink. Perhaps his most heart of gold moment comes when he takes over from Christie's mother to build Christie a room.
26th Dec '13 8:56:23 AM eroock
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* OscarBait
26th Dec '13 8:49:36 AM eroock
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* ExtremityExtremist: The protagonist, an almost-total paraplegic who is carried around in a wheelbarrow, uses his only working appendage - guess which one - to do some damage in a BarBrawl.
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