|Worth seeing:||as a surprisingly rewarding, funny and life affirming buddy movie about two severely disabled young men|
|Featuring:||James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Steven Robertson, Alan King, Anna Healy, Brenda Fricker, Ruth McCabe, Tom Hickey|
|Released:||15th October 2004|
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Michael (Steven Robertson) is bursting with frustration. His mind is sharp but it’s trapped in a body with cerebral palsy.
His life is in a rut until the arrival at his care home of cocky Rory (James McAvoy) whose muscular dystrophy allows him to use only two fingers – and his mouth.
They form an unlikely friendship as Rory leads Michael horribly astray. But the adventure opens his eyes to the real world, giving him a taste for life
WHAT’S IT LIKE?
Who’d have thought a film about an unlikely bond between two severely disabled men could be so heart-warming, life-affirming and just plain funny?
Director Damien O’Donnell’s light touch turns what could’ve ended up a worthy ordeal into an unexpected delight.
The two able-bodied lead actors deliver outstandingly convincing performances, and the charming Romola Garai confirms her potential as a star of the future.
A surprisingly rewarding and easy watch.