Friday, December 10, 2010

My Left Foot: Special Edition (1989)

Daniel Day-Lewis is a phenomenal actor. I've never seem him in a movie in which he was anything short of brilliant. Now that Johnny Depp is a famous pirate my award for most underrated actor belongs to Mr. Day-Lewis. My Left Foot is the story of Christy Brown, a man born with cerebral palsy in Ireland back in the day when care for the disabled was complete s***. He overcame adversity to become an author and artist of renown.

The plot is about what you'd expect it to be. Disabled kid endures a bunch of harsh stuff only to make good later in life. Inspirational and all that. While the plot doesn't have many surprises the acting my Day-Lewis is extraordinary. His performance is absolutely captivating and at times he doesn't seem like an actor... he seems like the person he is portraying. You should all definitely watch this movie if you haven't seen it already.

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This movie will stop streaming on 1/1/2011.
The Standard 5:

Why is it in your queue? Daniel Day-Lewis.

Is it artsy? No, but Day-Lewis' performance could be called art and it's about an artist.

Best thing about the movie? Daniel Day Lewis' acting.

What mood should I be in to watch this movie? In a mood to watch something at times sad and at other times uplifting.

What rating did you give it on Netflix? 4 Stars. 

The trailer really doesn't do the movie justice but here it is anyway:

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