Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mask (1985)

This is the real photo of Roy "Rocky" Dennis (1961 - 1978).
This extraordinary film is based on the real-life story of Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz), a teenager disfigured by craniodiaphyseal dysplasia. With the help of his mother Rusty's (Cher) love and fierce determination, Rocky overcomes pain, loneliness and prejudice. As his face becomes more and more mask-like, he ultimately becomes an inspiration to his classmates and teachers. Peter Bogdanovich directs, and Sam Elliott co-stars.
Perhaps a bit dated, this is still a touching and inspirational film.

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