• A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015)

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

Release Date: September 25th, 2015

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

Lizzie Velasquez, who suffers from a rare medical condition that renders her unable to gain weight, becomes a motivational speaker and anti-bullying lobbyist.

Director: Sara Hirsh Bordo

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Women Rising

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com

    It’s a worthwhile film that could have been a powerful film if it had gone beyond the skin-deep. show more

  • 60
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    One wonders if A Brave Heart might have been more effective as a short film than as a feature. The characters and the story compel our attention, but the film runs out of steam before the end. show more

  • 63
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Velásquez is a remarkable individual, and her message should not go unheeded. show more

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