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tremendous heart and integrity... gentle, optimistic and just about right --Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
sweet, beguiling, and at times wrenching --Steve Pond, The Wrap
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You didn`t need a lot of money to tell a great story...
What I found so refreshing about this film is that it is utterly devoid of cliches. Everyone tries to cut the protagonist some slack, but some have a lot less patience than others. These characters aren't stellar people. They are heavily flawed. They just recognize that the protagonist is who he is. None of them want to be seen as the person who was cruel to the guy with Down's. They may do terrible things, including not-so-nice things to the protagonist, but nearly everyone puts forth the effort not to be upsetting to the guy (with varying degrees of success) and that's dang refreshing (and much more realistic in this day and age).
The performances are jaw-dropping. I didn't see a single player who wasn't thoroughly convincing in his/her role, particularly Shannon Woodward, who shows a range I never suspected she had (although I do enjoy her in the *Raising Hope* sitcom), Jackson Rathbone (who, in any other movie, would easily steal every scene he was in) and Evan Sneider, who puts forth an amazing performance.
In short, this movie is engrossing. It's not a "triumphant tale of the human spirit," but that's what makes it one of the best movies about Down's Syndrome ever. There is profanity and a lot of sexual situations, but anyone who doesn't automatically decline a movie based on that should see this film. This is a "can't-miss" if ever there was one.
LOVE ANYTHING 100 Monkey related.
Acting, score, scene, everything is pretty much perfect
in this movie.
You will watch it over and over again!
Don't miss Evan Sneider, the first leading actor with down-syndrome,
he is just fantastic.
Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga, S. Darko)
as the bad guy really shows his incredible talent.
Everyone needs this movie!
There should be more independent movies
The 5 stars are well deserved.
Our story: Evan (played by newcomer Evan Sneider, a sufferer of Downs Syndrome) finds himself parentless and virtually abandoned by the rest of his family. Desperate for companionship, he acts on his long-suppressed attraction to local skank, Candy (convincingly played by Shannon Woodward), only to find himself in the middle of a dangerous triangle with her and her destructive somewhat-ex-boyfriend, Russ (Jackson Rathbone). Used by all parties for their various selfish motivations, Evan winds up being little more than a victim of constant deception, abuse, and exploitation ... one could argue even at the hands of a young writer/director.Read more ›
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