My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

1989 103 Mins Audio: English CC English, Maturity Rating 16+
Parent Guide Director Starring Customer reviews

Watch or Download My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown 1989. Director Jim Sheridan, Kevan Barker, Cast Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan,

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual disability for the first ten years of his life. Movie My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown with English subtitles.


bodily disabled person, biography, poet, foot, based on a true story, flashback, author, working class, disabled, cerebral palsy, courage,

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Parent guide

Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
A picture of a fully naked woman is shown for about half a second (black and white, hard to see). The picture is in a magazine being viewed by young children. They briefly comment on the size of her parts. Young children briefly talk about how a child is conceived. (Using benevolent words, such as "your thing, her thing"). The term "couldn't keep her knickers on" is used which means "needed to have sex".

Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
A man intentionally bashes his head on another man's head. A man hurts a crippled man but then is punished. No punching - just grabbing. A man threatens to punch - but doesn't. The crippled man intentionally cuts his wrist (implied, he may have missed). No blood or wound is shown. There are no consequences. The crippled man kicks a glass out of someone's hand. It shatters and flies across the room. A massive physical fight breaks out. There is punching, shoving and bottles smashing - but no blood is shown. A man is seen lying on the ground. He is dead

Profanity Reason
"F-word" is used nine times. "Jesus Christ" is used three times. "Bloody" is as a profanity used once. (To Americans, the word is not a profanity.)

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Occasionally, there are scenes in a pub where you can see men drinking and smoking. The crippled man is seen drinking spirit. In another scene, he is seen drinking wine. In one scene, a whole group of people are drinking wine. The crippled man drinks two glasses of spirit straight. During his third glass, a woman stops him an he bangs his head on the table continuously for more drinks. A man is seen smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
The movie can get emotional, although not extremely. Some viewers may be saddened or disturbed as well as pleased. Younger viewers may be scared because of three people screaming in one scene (for about twenty seconds). A crippled boy is seen sliding down the stairs to help his mom who has fallen. The music with the actions my upset younger viewers.

Ferndale Films, Granada Television, RTÉ,

Ireland, United Kingdom,





Customer reviews

Customers also watched