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Lorenzo's Oil | 1993 | PG-13 | - 0.2.1

Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte star in this true story of parents whose son is afflicted with the un-treatable degenerative brain disease ALD. When doctors offer no hope, the couple vows to find it or create it.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A bit of blood resulting from a bicycle accident: the son gets in a bike accident after a seizure and ends up needing stitches. His eventual deterioration could be disturbing.

LANGUAGE 1 - One harsh, but not profane expletive is unleashed.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The promotion of information about ALD is a positive byproduct of this film. The lethargy of bureaucracies.

MESSAGE - People can accomplish wonders through perseverance. In life you have to be prepared to take care of your own problems. Life can be unfair, but there's always hope.

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