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      Gaby: A True Story

      R Released Oct 30, 1987 1 hr. 54 min. Biography List
      Reviews 65% 250+ Ratings Audience Score This film tells the true story of Gabriela Brimmer (Rachel Levin), whose cerebral palsy left her completely paralyzed from birth. At first thought to be comatose by her doctors, with the help of her compassionate maid, Florencia (Norma Aleandro), Brimmer learns to use her one functional limb -- her left foot -- to communicate. From there begins an emotional and physical journey towards self-actualization that ultimately defines Brimmer as a writer, an artist and an activist. Read More Read Less

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      Jeremiah N Inspirational! Great soundtrack and cast! My favorite movie about a disability that I actually have! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/13/23 Full Review steve d Really effective and beautifully acted. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Norma makes the movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this movie. Wonderful acting by everyone in the cast. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good film about a woman who has cerebral palsy and pretty much can only communicate with her left foot (sound familiar?). But it's pretty much a whole different approach to My Left Foot (and preceeded it). The acting is excellent all around, Liv Ullmann and Robert Loggia are great as Gaby's parents, Norm Aleandro (in her Oscar nominated performance) is perfect as Gaby's nanny and the woman who is around her pretty much her whole life, and Rachel Levin is amazing at the title characters (especially considered she isn't handicapped in real life). I really loved the relationship with Gaby to the other characters, especially to Lawrence Monoson (who was also incredible and non handicapped) as her boyfriend. I felt the film lost some of its power after the boyfriend left. But it's still a very good film and I'm glad I caught it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Que berriondera de historia! Gaby una mujer real que supo luchar contra las adversidades y de que forma Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Norma Aleandro received an Oscar nomination for this sentimental family drama Rated: C+ Jun 8, 2011 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Inspiring film that celebrates one severely handicapped individual's fierce determination Jul 15, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis This film tells the true story of Gabriela Brimmer (Rachel Levin), whose cerebral palsy left her completely paralyzed from birth. At first thought to be comatose by her doctors, with the help of her compassionate maid, Florencia (Norma Aleandro), Brimmer learns to use her one functional limb -- her left foot -- to communicate. From there begins an emotional and physical journey towards self-actualization that ultimately defines Brimmer as a writer, an artist and an activist.
      Director
      Luis Mandoki
      Distributor
      TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 30, 1987, Original
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $24.7K