- Original title
- Running time
- 135 min.
- United States
George Miller, Nick Enright
Zack O'Malley Greenburg,
Drama | Disease. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- Based on the real-life case of the Odones family, the story concerns 5-year-old Lorenzo, suffering mightily from an apparently incurable and degenerative brain illness called A.L.D. His parents, an economist (Nick Nolte) and a linguist (Susan Sarandon), refuse to accept the received wisdom that there is no hope, and set about learning biochemistry to pursue a cure on their own. The film becomes an intriguing scientific mystery mixed with a story of pain, grief, and the strain on the two adults.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actress (Sarandon), Original Screenplay
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actress Drama (Susan Sarandon)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Sarandon)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
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