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My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
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Parents Guide for
My Left Foot (1989) More at IMDbPro »My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (original title)

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A picture of a fully naked woman is shown for about half a second. The picture is in a magazine being viewed by young children.

Young children talk about how a child is born.

The term "couldn't keep her knickers on" is used which means "needed to have sex".


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.

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


"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.)


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.


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.

Younger viewers may be scared with so much screaming in one scene.

Overall: 23/50

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for some violence including disturbing images, language and a brief image of graphic nudity.

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