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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.


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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.


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


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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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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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