This was a great movie. James McAvoy is fantastic. He steals every scene, but that's kinda the point. Basically, Rory O'Shea and Michael Connolly are both in wheelchairs. Rory has use of his head and 2 fingers enabling him to use his wheelchair. Michael has more physical movement, but he can't talk as well. In fact, Michael is extremely difficult to understand, but Rory can and does translate for him. But Rory teaches Michael to live. Michael learns how to be free even though he's bound to his wheelchair.
It sounds all kinds of uplifting and corny, but it's really good, and sad at the end.