Lorenzo's OilThe film tells the true-life drama of a father and mother who battled against the odds to save their son's life. Their son develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 129 minQuality: HDRelease: 1992IMDb: 7.3
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Directors of "Lorenzo's Oil"George MillerBirthdate: 3 March 1945, Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia
Creators of "Lorenzo's Oil"George MillerBirthdate: 3 March 1945, Chinchilla, Queensland, AustraliaNick EnrightBirthdate: 22 December 1950, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Critic Reviews of "Lorenzo's Oil"Chicago ReaderOctober 07, 2012
If any movie of recent years deserves to be called "inspirational"--a much-abused term that one hesitates to revive apart from exceptional circumstances--this one certainly does.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Sarandon ... convincingly conveys a fierceness and tenacity that is almost frightening. The character never lets up, and neither does the film.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
The film comes over as a tour de force version of the disease-of-the-week TV movie: half scientific detective story, half domestic drama, replete with scenes of suffering.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
This film has an appealingly brisk, unsentimental style and a rare ability to compress and convey detailed medical data.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
It takes a heartbreaking story and pushes it to the limit, showing us the lengths of courage and imagination that people can summon when they must.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Don't go to it for a Hollywood happy ending. Go to it to learn what it can take to be alive.Common Sense MediaAugust 30, 2016
Intense film about a boy's fatal illness has heavy themes.Film4October 07, 2012
Lumbers along worthily.Empire MagazineOctober 07, 2012
Exhausting, intelligent and undeniably moving.TV GuideOctober 07, 2012
[Sarandon gives] a brave, complex performance, and the centerpiece of an emotionally searing film.sbs.isJuly 05, 2008
perhaps the most melodramatic movie everEmanuelLevy.ComFebruary 14, 2007
It takes time to get over Nick Nolte's "wrong" accent, but Susan Sarandon gives a marvelous performance in the George Miller-directed, fact-based drama about a family torn by the degenerative disease of their young boy. Tough but rewarding film to watch
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