#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Until about the age of 7, Lorenzo Odone was a normal child. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare incurable degenerative brain disorder. Frustrated at the failings of doctors and medicine in this area, the Odones begin to educate themselves in the hope of discovering something which can halt the progress of the disease.
Plot: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7, until he started experiencing blackouts, memory lapses and other strange mental phenomena. Eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD—an extremely rare and incurable degenerative brain disorders—his parents, frustrated at the failings of conventional medicine, start their quest for an unothadox treatment.
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Painful, Yet Moving True Story….
Definetly one of the most inspiring movies ever made.
As individuals, it would be quite easy to feel helpless while up against a disease such as ALD and a medical establishment that has agendas other than the life of a small child. But Augusto and Michaela Odone refused to just stand idly by and while there son’s life slipped away from them. Instead, they made the unprecedented decision to learn as much as they could about their son’s devastating illness and then set about to find a cure. Because of their efforts, thousands of boys will now be able to enjoy a life their child will not. Had they not been the exceptionally educated and intelligent people that they were I don’t know if they would have been able to accomplish such an unbelievable feat. Who knows? What’s important to remember, and what I think is the moral of the story is that great things can be accomplished when people become determined to make a difference.
Though Lorenzo regained his sight, some motor skills, and the ability to swallow, his condition hasn’t improved to a large degree over the years, and will not until science is able to regenerate the myelin sheath covering his brain that was all but destroyed by the ALD. At the end of the movie, Augusto was involved with a group of scientists who were about to begin trials that would put the myelin back into some puppies who were born with this defect. I, along with others pray for those suffering from this disorder, as well as for people with other diseases such as Multiple Schlerosis that this therapy could help, that they will be successful.
Sadly, Michaela passed away not too long ago. Being from Virginia the Odone’s are considered heros in this state, so her death made the papers here. I cried when I thought of how difficult it must have been for her to have to leave the child she’d spent so many years giving hours upon hours of endless care and attention. I’m sure it never crossed her mind that he would outlive her.
If you’ve never seen this movie, be sure not to miss it. It’s a stellar 10!! But be sure to bring a whole box of tissues, you’re going to need it!
I saw this film because the Australian director, George Miller, impressed me somewhat with his Mad Max movies. I was amazed that the same director could deliver a totally different product in so graceful a style that barely showed its head in Mad Max.
Miller has done wonders with Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte and Peter Ustinov (whom I got to meet briefly after Mrs Gandhi’s assassination); each of them giving stunning performances. Nolte is incredible with his unusual accent acquired for this film which only gives away once or twice. Ustinov, the master comedian, has never given a more serious and convincing performance to my knowledge than this one.
The story-line is not unusual, yet the screenplay is so well crafted that one is riveted to the screen as in a Hitchcock film. The photography and the editing have also contributed to the quiet gracefulness of the finished product. The subplot of the Comoros Islands that provided the childhood of Lorenzo is weak, except that it provides the reason for return of the African friend to nurse Lorenzo in Washington D.C.
An aspect of the film the director and co-scriptwriter could have enhanced was the different reactions and attitudes of the nurses that leave Lorenzo’s house…The story is touching; but the film-making is commendable that it did not descend to the level of histrionics. (It does once with Nolte writhing on the stairs, but thankfully the camera of John Seale takes it in a long shot). Some close-ups of Sarandon and Nolte remind you of Ingmar Bergman’s films of the Seventies and Eighties.
The subject pulls your heartstrings; but the film-making is amazing in converting a true document into an artistic product. The film’s art ascends over the moving subject of ALD.
Miller amazes me, as did other talented Australian directors who came to Hollywood: Peter Weir and Bruce Beresford. It is strange that these Australians made brilliant small budget films in Australia, made even more promising big budget films in Hollywood and then quietly burned out. I hope Miller, Weir and Beresford prove me wrong and make better films than they have.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director George Miller
Writer George Miller, Nick Enright
Actors Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Atlab Film Laboratory Service, Sydney, Australia, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm