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My Beautiful Broken Brain (2014)

MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN is 34 year old Lotje Sodderland's personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of her own brain following a life changing hemorrhagic stroke. ... See full summary »

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Sophie Robinson, Lotje Sodderland (co-director)
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Sophie Robinson ... Self
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MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN is 34 year old Lotje Sodderland's personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of her own brain following a life changing hemorrhagic stroke. Regaining consciousness to an alien world - Lotje was thrown into a new existence of distorted reality where words held no meaning and where her sensory perception had changed beyond recognition. This a story of pioneering scientific research to see if her brain might recover - with outcomes that no one could have predicted. It is a film about hope, transformation and the limitless power of the human mind. Written by Anonymous

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The eighteenth Netflix original documentary. See more »

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Features Twin Peaks (1990) See more »

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Ne me Quitte pas
Music by Jacques Brel
Lyrics by Jacques Brel
Performed by Nina Simone
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Emotional and wonderful movie with minimal bad stuff
30 December 2018 | by sarahelizabeth-68258See all my reviews

Overall wonderful movie, very empowering and motivational. Some scenes may be frightening or intense for young children, and the events that happen may be difficult for them to understand. Clean of blood and bodily fluids, no extreme graphics, and one curse word throughout the whole movie with minimal nudity.

Notable events: Head and shoulders of naked woman in bath tub. Naked man statue in one scene in the back; you cannot see the junk at first so there's time to block the screen before it comes into view. A few scenes with a shirtless teen boy, and a few with a boy wearing short shorts. No sex at all. One photo of a married couple kissing at the end of the movie.

One f word at 1:10:07.


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