I found this movie and watched it by myself. I told my wife about it and watched it again with her. I did just tear up, but actually cried both times because I felt my own struggle portrayed through the lead characters. While I'm not autistic, I saw clearly in these very awkward characters all the vulnerability and yearning for connection that I (and I assume many others) experience. The lense of autism helps to bring out how flawed and conspicuous and misfitting we might all feel at times. It also really humanizes individuals with mental disabilities.
I really appreciated the theme of the main character (David) facing the stigma that he has grown up with from his mom, which he then also projects on others in the autistic community and onto himself. It is beautiful when he can finally embrace that he (David) and Sarah are not like others and really need each other.
The vulnerability, hurt, and compassion are powerfully portrayed as the characters work through their own identities and their relationship to one another. Again, the pain is so universal and poignant. The compassion and reconciliation are equally profound.
There is so much character development. I hate movies and shows where the characters are sacrificed for the sake of the plot. In this case, the characters are very real. Both David and Sarah evolve as they experience a rollercoaster of events in their relationship. David matures and discovers genuine love. Sarah is so courageous and compassionate. They are both so vulnerable. It's a beautiful story!