- 2 hr 9 min
Lorenzo's Oil is a drama film, which is based on a true story. It is about a young boy who is vibrant and healthy, until he suddenly begins to have neurological problems. He starts to experience hearing loss and even to throw tantrums. His parents take him to a doctor who diagnoses him with a very bad disease called Adrenoleukodystrophy or ALD. The doctor tells the parents that there is no cure and their son will certainly die within two years of the diagnosis. The movie is very engaging because the parents won't accept their son’s fate, and in fact they become determined to find their own cure and to save their son's life. There are doctors, support groups, and all types of skeptics, who fight against their efforts to find a cure. Determined, the parents talk to doctors and scientists all over the world to find a solution, and they do make progress. After years of research, the possibility of a cure using specific types of oil does become very real. But, will the cure work and if so will they have the time they need to save their son and others from this horrible disease?