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Lorenzo's Oil PG-13

Lorenzo's Oil
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 6, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Produced by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 38


User Ratings: 15,247
Rating: 4/4 -- It takes a heartbreaking story and pushes it to the limit, showing us the lengths of courage and imagination that people can summon when they must. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
...[A] cinematic wonder....An exhilarating experience akin to watching a breathless mystery thriller unfold... -- 4 out of 4 stars
USA Today
Dec 30, 1992
Miller finds humor and horror in medical politics. And, with surgical resolve, he cuts to the emotional quick: the drama is heartrending. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 14, 2019
...[Sarandon] delivers a stunning, emotionally direct performance...
Rolling Stone
Jan 21, 1993
While difficult to watch, it becomes a positive, even heroic adventure, lifted by heavenly strains of music of Mozart and Mahler, Barber and Elgar...a tale of extraordinary commitment and courage. Full Review
Hartford Courant
Apr 25, 2018
It is as if we are being jollied along and made to realize, in case we weren't capable of getting there by ourselves, 'this is terribly sad', and, 'this is tremendously uplifting.' Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 24, 2018
Sarandon ... convincingly conveys a fierceness and tenacity that is almost frightening. The character never lets up, and neither does the film. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009

Product Description:

Based on a true 1985 story, "Lorenzo's Oil" chronicles a couple's search for a cure for their son's fatal disease. After diagnosing 5-year-old Lorenzo Odone's condition as an extremly rare degeneration of the nervous system known as Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), the doctors tell his parents that there is nothing that can be done, and that he has only two years to live. Refusing to accept the word of the medical establishment, the Odones begin researching ALD themselves. As her husband desperately seeks a cure, the boy's mother devotes herself to keeping her child alive with a single-minded fanaticism that alienates everyone around her, including, at times, her husband. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best (Original) Screenplay, Best Actress--Susan Sarandon.


Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor and Atlab.
  • Filmed in location predominantely in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • "Lorenzo's Oil" is based on a true story. The real Lorenzo Odone survived the supposedly incurable disease, thanks to his parents discovery, and is now 14-years-old.
  • Australian director George Miller ("Mad Max") was a medical doctor before becoming a film director.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 113,015
  • UPC: 025192197024
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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