Adam | ★★★★★★★★

Ann and I caught this on DVD last night. Adam is a touching depiction of a young man with Asperger's syndrome who, as he grieves the loss of his dad, finds a love that his disease keeps him from expressing. Here are comments from two Netflix reviewers:
As an Aspie myself, I had more than a few reservations about how the director of this film, Max Mayer, would present someone who has Asperger's on the big screen. ... From my perspective as a film lover, "Adam" is beautifully written, shot and acted (especially Hugh Dancy as Adam, and Amy Irving, in a small role, as Beth's mother). In my opinion, this film gives an accurate portrayal of what it's like to live with Asperger's, and that it is indeed possible to thrive in the world, thanks to the support of caring, open-minded people.

I also have a very special person in my life named Adam who has struggled in the past with a medical condition similar to Asperger’s Syndrome. For those of you who know little about Asperger’s this will enlighten and may inspire you to read more about this syndrome that affects so many people. I found this quirky engaging film to be a step above the typical Romantic Comedy fare. It is like a breath of fresh air with a touch of realism that bypasses depressing or unbelievable.
I so agree with these opinions about the movie and I was glad to see that someone with Asperger's thought it was an accurate reflection. I love how accepting and open minded  people were in dealing with Adam. I thought that his journey to be independent and his courage in going after his dream was inspirational.

I highly recommend this movie to you and, on a scale of ten, I give it ★★★★★★★★.

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