R | | Comedy, Drama
When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.
While researching and talking with people who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, James McAvoy discovered that people who suffer from this disease would rather be ignored than pitied.
When I first met Rory I thought he was trouble. And I was right. He *is* trouble. Yet because he is seen as a rebel, you believe he hasn't the responsibility to live independently. But how do you learn to be responsible? You live in the world. You ...
£219,256 (UK) (17 October 2004)
$21,864 (USA) (20 February 2005)
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