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Inside I'm Dancing is a film of genre Drama directed by Damien O'Donnell released in USA on 15 october 2004 with James McAvoy

Inside I'm Dancing (2004)

Inside I'm Dancing
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Released in USA 15 october 2004
Length 1h44
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Comedy-drama
Rating77% 3.897533.897533.897533.897533.89753

Inside I'm Dancing, also released under the title Rory O'Shea Was Here, is an Irish 2004 comedy-drama film directed by Damien O'Donnell and starring James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, and Brenda Fricker. The film revolves around two disabled young men who pursue physical and emotional independence in direct defiance of "protective" institutional living and their society's prevailing standards and attitudes, especially pity.

The production was filmed in Dublin and Wicklow and involved production companies Working Title Films and StudioCanal with assistance from the Irish Film Board (Bord Scannán na hÉireann).

The two lead actors in this film do not actually have physical disabilities, leading some to criticise it for casting non-disabled actors in to disability roles. This criticism is especially poignant given that the character of Michael is portrayed as having a rather pronounced version of athetoid cerebral palsy when in fact the actor who portrays him is entirely physically normal.

Synopsis

Michael Connolly is a 24-year-old with cerebral palsy who is a long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled run by the formidable Eileen. His life, mundane and schedule-driven by the institution's authorities, is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, suddenly moves in. Michael is stunned to discover that fast talking Rory, prone to lewd and/or overt jokes at unpredictable intervals, and who can move only his right hand, can understand his almost unintelligible speech. Rory's dynamic and rebellious nature soon sparks a flame in Michael, introducing him to the wider world outside of Carrigmore.

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