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This review is from: Adam (DVD)
Overall, I found this to be an engaging, sweet movie much like the main characters in the film. As a parent of a young son with autism, I'm pleased Hollywood has evolved from "Rainman" to portraying a more realistic look at life on the autism spectrum. For those unfamiliar with or untouched by autism (unfortunately, more of us are), don't worry - the movie doesn't set out to educate the masses on the disorder. Also, the filmmakers don't betray the characters or the story by supplying the standard happy ending. Instead, the end is genuine, satisfying and most of all hopeful for all of us, especially my son.
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Initial post: Jan 8, 2010 10:58:04 AM PST
Leann F. Westereng says:
Thank you for your review. I am ordering this movie as I saw the preview on the movie My Life in Ruins and could hardly wait to find it. My son also has autism and what you said about the movie is what I was hoping it would be like. I am really excited to get it and watch it.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2012 4:02:55 AM PDT
Kathryn A. Liss says:
I actually thought that the ending was unrealistically happy. How did he manage to move to the west coast without assistance? How did he do so well at the new job and find friends? This is a lot to ask of someone with Asperger's.
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