Much like Marty McFly, his iconic Back To The Future character, 1980s superstar Michael J. Fox lived life at full tilt. The smallest kid in his class, he would always used his quick wit and nippy feet to outrun the bullies.
Then, in his late twenties, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and forced to slow down.
Obviously, he’s found it tough, yet the 61-year-old’s sparkiness and dry humour shine through.
His resilience is remarkable. And, despite the obvious effects of a degenerative brain disease that inhibit his speech and movement, Fox is still pinballing through life – albeit with less outward control.
‘You knocked me off my feet!’ he jokes to a fan who hails him on the street and he topples over. Poignantly narrated by Fox himself, this hugely entertaining doc is structured like you’re watching the movie of Fox’s life back through a new filter.
Energetically edited cuts of his hit TV sitcom, Spin City, for example, reveal the cunning tactics he deployed to keep his Parkinson tremors and drug-taking a secret – to the point that he couldn’t hide it any longer.
Out today on Apple TV+ and in selected cinemas