Lorenzo's Oil

1992, Movie, PG-13, 135 mins

An unusual piece of work that combines almost thriller-style suspense with an intelligent, neo-documentary approach to its harrowing subject.

The film is based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone (Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon), whose five-year-old child, Lorenzo, is diagnosed as having a rare, fatal disease that is literally eating away his brain. Rather than accept the medical verdict, Lorenzo's parents become amateur research scientists, devoting their lives to finding a way of keeping him alive.

The film's highest achievement is its honest, uncompromising presentation of unconditional love. In the later stages of Lorenzo's disease, when he se...

Released: 1992 Rated: PG-13 Length: 135 mins

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