Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13   |    |  Drama


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A boy 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.


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2 February 2004 | schauw
9
| A story about hope.
Lorenzo's oil

A true story about a battle for the life of Lorenzo who suffers from ALD. A rare disease which destroys all basic functions like speech and movement and in the end takes the life of the person. In this movie the parents fight the clock by doing their own research and investigation.

This is a true masterpiece, about hope. Acting and directing are fabulous. You can feel the cast being involved. I have seen a a lot of movies of Nick Nolte , but this must be one of his better ones. Here he proves he can do more than "another 48 hours". Nick is convincing in every way in this movie, even though he has a very hard part playing an Italian(Augusto Odone).

Susan Sarandon plays the mother of Lorenzo. It's incredible how she plays the part of a mother near the end of her powers pushing away everybody that does not share the same faith in saving the life of her son.

This movie is underrated, and should be given a chance. I seen a lot of movies and normally i do not watch this kind of movies, they cannot hold m y attention for long. But this one is different and really heartbreaking.

I had never heard about ALD. So today i did some investigation, and found out that Lorenzo still lives and you can write him if you want

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,353 3 January 1993

Gross USA:

$7,286,388

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,286,388

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