This inspirational docudrama spotlights two brothers, both physically challenged. Facing up to a world that tends to shunt away or ignore the handicapped, the brothers persevere. They also overcome the emotional roadblocks set up by well-meaning acquaintances (not to mention those set up by themselves). Adding to the impact of the film is the fact that the two protagonists are physically handicapped in real life. To those who might be put off by the film's subject matter, be assured that Fighting Life is neither a tract nor an exercise in false sentiment.