Lorenzo's Oil

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Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon star in this moving drama about parents fighting for the life of their child, which has been given a straightforward DVD release. Lorenzo's Oil has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; the dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The film's ...
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Overview

Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon star in this moving drama about parents fighting for the life of their child, which has been given a straightforward DVD release. Lorenzo's Oil has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo; the dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The film's original trailer is included as a bonus.
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Editorial Reviews

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From George Miller, the Australian director/producer responsible for such action-packed works as the Mad Max trilogy and Dead Calm, comes this surprisingly modest, emotionally intense medical drama. Miller's background as a doctor drew him to the material, and he gives the film a very deliberate pace and mood. The tragic medical docudrama is familiar made-for-television territory, but Lorenzo's Oil escapes pat sentimentality, due largely to the powerful performances of Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon. Though Nolte is occasionally hampered by a distracting Italian accent, Sarandon brings remarkable reserve and intelligence to her potentially over-the-top role; she was deservedly nominated for an Academy Award. Co-written by Miller, the script is also impressive for its clear, knowledgeable presentation of medical facts, which never bogs down in disease jargon.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2004
  • UPC: 025192197024
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,075

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nick Nolte Augusto Odone
Susan Sarandon Michaela Odone
Peter Ustinov Professor Nikolais
Kathleen Wilhoite Deirdre Murphy
Gerry Bamman Doctor Judalon
Zack O'Malley Greenburg Lorenzo Odone
Margo Martindale Wendy Gimble
James Rebhorn Ellard Muscatine
Ann Hearn Loretta Muscatine
Maduka Steady Omouri
Mary Wakio Comorian Teacher
Don Suddaby Himself
Becky Ann Baker Pellerman's Secretary
Angus Barnett Suddaby's Junior Manager
William Cameron Pellerman
Amelia Campbell Murphy Family
Ann Dowd Pediatrician
Nona Gerard Conference Parent
Mary Pat Gleason Librarian
Zahra Ilkanipour Symposium Doctor
Rachel Jones Special Child
Laura Linney Young Teacher
John Lyons
Keiko McDonald Japanese Translator
Ann McDonough Dietician
Lamar Olivis Special Child
Ayub Ommaya Symposium Doctor
Barbara Poitier Nikolais Secretary
Joyce Reehling Columnist
La Tanya Richardson Nurse Ruth
Ryonosuke Shiono Symposium Doctor
Berta Van Zuiden Conference Parent
Elizabeth Daily Lorenzo
Colin Ward Jack Gimble
David Shiner Clown
Peter MacKenzie Immunosuppression Doctor
Paul Lazar Professor Duncan
Helena Ruoti Judalon's Nurse
Mary Schmidt Campbell Principal
Michael O'Neill School Psycologist
William Thunhurst Jr. Ear Specialist
Lianne Kressin Smiling Nurse
Nicolas Petrov World Bank Executive
Richard Cordery Suddaby's Senior Manager
Vladimir Padunov Russian Translator
David McFadden Father Killian
Carmen Piccini Cristina Odone
Aaron Jackson Francesco Odone
Neri Kyle Tannenbaum Voice Only
Brad Einhorn Voice Only
Noah Banks Lorenzo
Michael Haider Lorenzo
Billy Amman Lorenzo
Cristin Woodworth Lorenzo
Sandy Gore Murphy Family
Nora Dunfee Murphy Family
Rocco Sisto Murphy Family
April Merscher Murphy Family
Eliot Brinton Symposium Doctor
James Merrill Symposium Doctor
Marie Nugent-Head Symposium Doctor
Nancy Chesney Conference Parent
John Mowod Conference Parent
David Doepken Conference Parent
Susan Chapek Conference Parent
Kathryn Aronson Conference Parent
Shirley Tannenbaum Conference Parent
Lamont Arnold Conference Parent
Charles R. Altman Conference Parent
Julie Marie Remele Conference Parent
Anthony di Leo Jr. Conference Parent
Annie Loeffler Conference Parent
Raina Clifford Special Child
Nicholas Wiese Special Child
Todd Bella Special Child
Tia Delaney Special Child
Matthew Pyeritz Special Child
Ryan Thomas Special Child
Daniel W. D'Arcy Special Child
Connie Cranden Special Child
Justin Isfeld Special Child
C. Alex Roberts Special Child
Jeremy Beyer Special Child
Mack Hegyes Special Child
Christine Merriman Special Child
Eric Kunkle Special Child
Keith Reddin Murphy Family
Jennifer Dundas Nurse Nancy Jo
Technical Credits
George Miller Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Colleen Atwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Dennis Bradford Art Director
Marcus D'Arcy Editor
Nick Enright Screenwriter
Richard Francis-Bruce Editor
Doug Mitchell Producer
Karen O'Hara Set Decoration/Design
John Seale Cinematographer
Lee Smith Editor, Musical Direction/Supervision
Kristi Zea Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "In the Hands of Gods" (Main Titles) [5:14]
2. Disturbing Behavior [5:30]
3. Children's Hospital [8:17]
4. Adrenoleukodystrophy [9:49]
5. You're Not Alone [10:45]
6. Understanding the Disease [9:26]
7. First International ALD Symposium [12:16]
8. The Oil [5:36]
9. Encouraging Results [1:04]
10. Life Beyond Lorenzo [7:37]
11. Back to the Books [7:53]
12. Rapeseed Oil [8:24]
13. It's Not Too Late [6:34]
14. Help Is on the Way [7:55]
15. Levels Are Normal [5:59]
16. Signs of Hope [6:35]
17. New Research [8:45]
18. End Titles [4:08]
19. Chapter 19 [3:11]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A true story

    This movie the true story about the life Lorenzo Adone. This movie shows what the real family went through to save Lorenzos life. Lorenzo is still alive today and still has ALD. There is no cure for this genetic disorder, but there is treatment to stop the affects of it. This movie is about the trouble that Agusto and Micheala Adone went through in real life to help their child. this movie made me cry my heart out. It is so inspiring. Lorenzo is still alive but still has ALD the treatment that his parents found for this disorder has saved so many lives in our society. It is because of their research that little children are not dying today. I highly recomend seeing this movie if you ever get the chance. It shows the true meaning of life to every one who sees it. The first time i saw it was in my biology class in 10th grade, and not a single person that class room left with out crying at least once. I love this movie it is one of the only movies that can make me cry. If you knew me you'd know that i dont cry at anything. So please if not for yourself watch it for Lorenzo. Maybe you will be inspired just as i have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil

    Lorenzo's Oil tells the story of Lorenzo Odone and his parents. His mother, an Irish-American linguist and his father, an Italian economist, are forced to educate themselves when they find out that their son has a fatal disease. When Lorenzo was a young boy he began to have blackouts and started losing his memory. When his parents took him to get tested, he was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD. ALD is an incurable disease that is inherited and causes brain degeneration. His parents, Michaela and Augusto Odone, try to find a cure that can save their son. Throughout the movie Lorenzo's parents are studying from different books from libraries and writing formulas that they test to find a cure. This movie is directed/produced by George Miller. It starred Susan Sarandon as Michaela Odone, NIck Nolte as Augusto Odone, and Zack O'Malley Greenburg as Lorenzo Odone. Lorenzo's Oil is rated PG-13 and was released December 30, 1992. Lorenzo's Oil is a fascinating movie and incredibly moving and I recommend it for everyone to see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Real life story scores big!

    This story is a tear-jerker, it's about one family and their troubles and triumphs with their son's debilitating battle with ALD. Lorenzo's father Augusto(Nick Nolte) refuses to give up on his son and is determined to find a cure not only for Lorenzo but for the hundreds of other boys suffering from this disease. This story truly shows the determination of the Odones and the strong will of Lorenzo to overcome what seemed to be the inevitable, all the while helping hundreds of other families in the process. Lorenzo's Oil is definitely a movie you'd want to rent on a rainy day, it will leave you feeling inspired and compelled to be grateful for everything we take for granted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Emotional Heartfilled Drama

    I rate this movie a perfect 100! A story about a loving mother and her boy who suffers from an unknown brain disease that will slowly paralyze the boy. His mother and father go though all odds to try to save their little boy. This is a tale of love and compassion for a loved one; it is a movie to sit down and watch with the family. This also is a great reminder of a similar story and a great movie called Philadephia .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can they do it?

    This movie is a true-to-life drama that touches your heart. The main character, Lorenzo Adone, started to have a lot of problems after returning home to Washington D.C. Lorenzo's mother ( played by Susan Sarandon) noticed something was wrong after her son seemed to be losing his hearing and eventually his ablility to walk. After being told the most common outcome of the disease, ALD, Lorenzo's father (played by Nick Nolte) began on a journey where most parents would throw in the towel. He worked day and night refusing to give up on what the doctors proclaimed as inevitable. This movie is definitely a tear-jerker and is worth the 2 hours and sixteen minutes. This film shows one family's dedication to achieving the impossible. You should really watch this movie to see if Lorenzo's father's hard work pays off and if Lorenzo lives, dispite what the doctors say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil

    Lorenzo’s Oil is a true story based on the lives of Lorenzo Odone and his parents Michaela and Augusto Odone. Around the age of seven, Lorenzo began to experience strange things such as blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phenomenon. He was then diagnosed with a rare inherited disease called adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) which is an incurable degenerative brain disorder. His parents begin to educate themselves to find a cure or something to halt the disease. In one scene of the movie, Lorenzo was being fed and he couldn't swallow because of the disease and he began to choke. Since his mother had been doing so much research she was able to talk him through it and keep him calm. Can they find the cure in time to save their son and other kids suffering from ALD? The stars of this movie include Susan Sarandon (Michaela Odone), Nick Nolte (Augusto Odone), and Zack O’Malley Greenburg (Lorenzo Odone). Lorenzo’s Oil was directed by George Miller and was released December 30, 1992. In my opinion, this is one of the best race-against-time movies of its type. I give this movie 5 stars and I would recommend any movie by George Miller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's oil

    lorenzo's oil is a very facinating movie. This movie shows alot of effort,encouragment, and excitement.This movie was inspired by a true story. Lorenzo played by Zack O'malley did a great job. So did his parents Agusto who was played by Nick Nolte and Micheala played by Susan Sarandon. These actors played an very important part in this movie. They were very indomitable parents. They tried and kept trying until they found somthing that would work. I loved this movie it inspired me to pursue my dreams. It also gave me courage to believe in my self. This movie gives a lot of thought into not listening to what other people say and doing what's right for you. Lorenzo's oil brings tears to my eyes every time i watch this movie. The moral to this story is enough is never enough until you tried everything in your power.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sad movie

    Lorenzo¿s Oil is about a young boy named Lorenzo that use to live in Africa and moved to Washington D.C. with his parents. Due to some faulty genes from Lorenzo¿s mother, Lorenzo was affected by ALD. This movie is for people who is sympathetic and wants to learn about ALD. Can Lorenzo be saved before it¿s too late?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The love of a parent

    Lorenzo's Oil shows love and dedication a parent has for their child . How far they would go to protect them and make them feel better. They would not let anything get in their way for doing so. Lorenzo's parents felt he was their main priority and their heart and for that reason they had to find a way to cure him. This movie is a great way to show children how being a parent is not an easy job and takes responsibility and love to take care of them. Being a parent like Lorenzo's is not a 9 to 5 job. Its a job your committed to your whole life, even after they grow up old enough to take care of themselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil Review

    Lorenzo's oil was rated 3 out of 4 stars. The movie release date was 1/15/93 the length of the movie was 2hours and 15 minutes it is a PG-13 film. The film begins in 1983, as 5-year-old Lorenzo is initially misdiagnosed. The disease is eventually identified as adrenoleukodystrophy, referred to as ALD. Which is inherited by young boys from their mothers, who are merely carriers. It causes gradual degeneration until the patient dies, usually within two years of being diagnosed. Susan Sarandon as Michaela dominates Lorenzo¿s Oil as the ultimate nurturing mother out to save her child. But in this case, it's a seemingly futile rescue effort, since the child is under attack by an unseen and virtually unknown enemy, a disease that is too rare and too new to adequately comprehend, and therefore not very high an the priority list of medical investigators. Augusto begins spending hours in libraries, poring over medical journals, looking for anything that might hint at a cure. Meanwhile, Michaela spends every waking moment tending to her deteriorating child¿s needs, fighting off guilt at having been carrier of this dreaded disease. Michaela has like two different nurses at her house to try to help her with Lorenzo but they tell her stuff about him and she doesn¿t listen. Michaela starts yelling at them so they leave and don¿t come back. So she¿s left alone until they find a boy from their town in Africa that can help her. When he¿s not there Susan reads to him. My conclusion to all this is that this is a nice movie to show to young people and how life is like when you have to take care of a family member. It¿s also a show if you teach a biology class and you are doing different labs dealing with different types of DNA and cells. On combining them and making different things to get healing medicine to cure different diseases.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bursting with Emotion

    This historical fiction film was incredible. Not only does it capture emotion and compassion but also the elements of science. It is ingeniously designed, and the sheer professionalism of everyone involved will ignite your mind. It's an emotional rollercoaster, with Agusto and Michaela Odene showing us the fear of losing a son. The movie takes place in Washington, D.C. in the 80's. Lorenzo was an active little boy at the tender age of 8. It was then he was diagnosed with ALD. His mother played by Susan Sarandon was the genetic carrier of this disease. Lorenzo's father, Nick Nolte, blamed the mother for his son's predicament. Lorenzo isn't expected to live past the age of 10. There is no cure for ALD and it causes seizures, deafness, comas, and blindness. His father in teaching himself bio-chemistry is constantly trying to find a combination of chemicals to cure Lorenzo. This film presents a touching story of never giving up hope.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil

    'Lorenzo Oil,' creates a very great impact as a movie. This movie takes place in Washington, D.C., and is about a small family. When the movie begins Lorenzo, played by Zach O¿Malley, just came back from Africa acting a little strange. His mom, played by Susan Sarandon, thought Lorenzo picked up a parasite in Africa. But after going to the doctor, his parents were told that Lorenzo had a rare-linked disease called ALD, which is passed from mother to son. The symptoms of ALD are: deafness, muteness, blindness, hair loss, and seizures. After getting more information on the disease, the parents were told by the doctors that there isn¿t no cure. They also said that Lorenzo is not expected to live past 10 years old. But Lorenzo¿s dad, played by Nick Nolte, couldn¿t accept that. He spend years doing a research on ALD and finally found a possible treatment by using oleic acid to break down the chain of fat. To me, this movie is great because it shows how two parents never gave up on their son.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's oil

    Lorenzo¿s oil Starring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon, Lorenzo's Oil is a movie based on the real life work and research done by Augusto and Michaela Odone, and their search for a cure for a rare disease called adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), which their son Lorenzo has. Director George Miller, a doctor who financed some of his earlier films while practicing medicine links the story elements together and brings your heart into the lives of this struggling family, as they desperately search everywhere for a cure for their son. And that's just what they did. Spending days in libraries and arranging medical conferences, Odone made himself a doctor. Finally, in the humble substance of olive oil (a significant religious symbol) a cure was found, and Odone was given an honorary doctorate for his work. This film shows how a good strong marriage, even when put through the stress of a dying son, can survive. It shows how many flaws the medical profession really has. It also shows what two parents can do out of love for their son. In the beginning I thought this was going to be a real ¿chick flick¿ but after watching it I realized how interesting and sad this story really was. I recommend this story to every parent who has a child with ALD or anyone interested in the disease.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil

    Augusto and Michaela (Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon) are parents of a little boy who is developing unusual behavioral problems. As any concerned parents, they investigated more about their son¿s unusual behaviors. The little boy had adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). He then spends his childhood on a bed, disabled. Augusto and Michaela try to get doctors and medical professors to help find a cure, but they refused. Augusto and Michaela study lipid metabolism, and other things that they think may cause ALD so that they could cure it. After using up almost all their resources, they try two things, later to be name Lorenzo¿s Oil. Michaela now understands that ALD was genetically passed down from mother to son. She dismisses all the nurses who took care of him and takes all responsibilities. I would recommend this movie for all the families who are facing the same types of situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil

    Lorenzo's Oil was a movie basically explaning how a families traits passed on and took over their son's life. In this movie Lorenzo was a average six year old boy who had been diagnosed with ADL. His mother got the trait from her mother an grandmother, but since boys are most likely to get the disease , Lorenzo got very sick. After so many visits back and forth to the hospital, and many years later Lorenzo's mother an father find a cure for Lorenzo's disease which he still has, but has survived longer than expected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil

    Lorenzo¿s Oil is an outstanding and inspiring movie. It shares a story of how one family overcomes a struggle many people have to go through everyday. This family came together and did what they had to do to stay strong for one another. Lorenzo, a boy of five, begins to have a kind of split personality. Some days he is fine and other days he kinds of goes ballistic. His parents began to wonder what is wrong with their son. So, they begin to take him to different hospitals to run tests on him and see what is wrong with him. Finally, they find a hospital that tells them Lorenzo is diagnosed with ALD. He inherited the disease from his mother¿s side of the family. Some of the symptoms are blindness, loss of mobility, deafness, excessive bleeding, and possible death. Throughout the movie Lorenzo¿s parents struggle and fight to do whatever it takes to help Lorenzo. His father studies the disease and starts to understand what it is. While Lorenzo¿s mother takes great care of him and stays by his side. They even work so hard that they discover special oil made out of olive and rapeseed that may or may not help children diagnosed with ALD. This movie shows a true bond between parents and their child.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil review

    Lorenzo's Oil is based on the true story of Augusto Odone (Nick Nolte) and his wife, Michaela (Susan Sarandon), as they fight to save the life of their son, Lorenzo (Zack O'Malley Greenburg). Lorenzo, diagnosed in early 1984 as a victim of ALD(Adrenoleukodystrophy), an incurable decay of the brain, is beyond the help of conventional medicine.People who have ALD accumulate high levels of saturated very long chain fatty acids in the brain. This causes blindness, seizures, deafness and difficulty swallowing which can lead to death. His parents, unwilling to give up the fight even after participating in several failed therapies, begin their own investigation of the disease. Lorenzo's Oil follows the ups and downs of this search. This search is a fascinating and unique odyssey of discovery. Even though it uses medical terminology that I didn¿t grasp, simple metaphors, such as those of a kitchen sink and a chain of paper clips, are used to clearly and exactly explain ALD. In the end, Agusto finds a way to replace the long chain fatty acids with another none lethal acid through the use of a pure olive oil. Comprehension is necessary to the understanding of the film, and Lorenzo's Oil easily overcomes what might seem a troublesome barrier. In the movie though, Lorenzo is less of a person and more of a good-natured boy who has come down with a rare, debilitating disease.The actors are competent in their roles, even though Nolte's ridiculous Italian accent is hard to get used to.Only Zack O'Malley Greenburg stands out,as a child doing such a demanding role to me is amazing. Finally, much of Lorenzo's Oil is based on true events, but there are at least a few moments when Hollywood imposes, creating occasional leaps of revel that are phony. In the final analysis, when Lorenzo's Oil is stripped to the bare story, it's about the war for knowledge and the victory of hope through perseverance. And, for more than two hours, audience members are brought along to witness each battle and defeat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the lorenzo's oil review

    Once you have read the title of the movie Lorenzo¿s Oil it immediately makes you think, what is this about? Lorenzo¿s Oil is a true story about a little boy named Lorenzo Odone, who has ADL also known as Adrenoleukodystrophy, which is a disorder that causes brain damage. This disease has a enzyme that breaks down very long chains of fatty acids in the body. It doesn¿t metabolize the acids properly. And then they grow and become toxic to the central nervous system. The movie is a true story that makes you weep almost throughout the whole movie and then applaud with joy at the end. As the movie continues, it shows how once Lorenzo has been diagnosed with ADL, immediately his physical and mental abilities slowly deteriorate. Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon play Lorenzo¿s parents, Augusto and Micheala Odone. They have a major part in the movie. The actors portrayed Augusto and Michaela as heroic parents. They weren¿t the kind of parents that would sit down and cry once they found out that their loved one has a deadly illness. What they did was research study, question, probed and test until they find a cure. In the movie Micheala tries to get info and help from other doctors. But many kept telling her it was useless, and there was no cure or possible way to help Lorenzo get better. But it didn¿t stop her. She and her husband were both eager to take chances to save their only son. They researched until they learned many things about ADL were able to produce an oil. It was a combo of two fats extracted from olive and rapeseed oil. What it does is stop the body from producing a very long chain of fatty acids, which leads to demyelination. The theme of this movie is that if you want to accomplish something and people tell you its impossible. Instead, do what you can and do it to your best ability. And if you wanted to know what else that happened to Lorenzo, I suggest you get Lorenzo¿s Oil.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil

    Lorenzo's Oil is about a little boy that is feeling fine one day and the next his whole world changed. Lorenzo who is a strong willed boy, starts to get symptoms od ALD. No doctors have a cure and no one thinks there can be one except for Lorenzo's parents.Lorenzo's parents are not giving up, they do research day and night, but still they watch their child worsen. Finally, they came up with a possible cure. they start giving Lorenzo this special oil that they went through a lot of trouble to get there hands on. After that did not completely work, they tried to take some ingredient out of another oil but no doctor thought they were capable except for one English chemist. He did it, and when Lorenzo was given the oil his blood levels returned to normal, but he was still not normal. I personally love this movie because it's a great family movie. I urge people to see it. Lorenzo's Oil shows how a family can stick together and try to get through some tough obstacles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lorenzo's Oil

    Lorenzo was a carefree little boy who stayed in East Africa for a while, but when he returned home to the USA he began to have problems. It all started at school when the teacher told his mother that Lorenzo was being destructive in class by throwing everyone's painting around. He told his mother, Michaela (Susan Sarandon) that the reason he misbehaved was because the kids were doing things that annoyed him. Lorenzo's parents took him to the doctors and there they were informed that their son was fine. Many other things started to happen to Lorenzo, soon he was not able to hear or walk. He was also having other symptoms. They went to the doctor again and they found out that he had been diagnosed with (ALD)-Adrenoleukodystrophy, which causes degeneration in the brain and it occurs mainly in males. They were told that most boys die after two years of diagnosis. Lorenzo's parents were told that their is no treatment for ALD. ALD occurs because of a build up of fatty acids in the brain. Lorenzo inherited ALD from his mother because she was a carrier. Lorenzo's family was invited to come to an ALD conference for families with boys who also had ALD. They put him on a strict no fat diet, but his blood fat levels continued to rise. Then as Lorenzo's parents kept researching to find out if there was anything that could help Lorenzo, they discovered that he needed more fat (oleic acid) to be put in his body in order to get rid of the build up in his brain. Just as they thought there was nothing that could be done¿well, you just have to watch to see how everything turns out for Lorenzo and his family. This movie was very interesting because it is based on a true story. It was heartbreaking but also surprising. I suggest that anyone who watches this movie will also be touched by the young boy fighting for his life. I recommend anyone to watch this movie because they would probably like it as much as I did.

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