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The Story of Luke 2013

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Sheltered his whole life, Luke, a young man with autism, is about to embark on a quest for a job and a girlfriend, and he won't be taking "no" for an answer.

Starring:
Lou Taylor Pucci, Jayne Eastwood
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Alonso Mayo
Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Jayne Eastwood
Supporting actors Pam Hyatt, Cary Elwes, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Tyler Stentiford, Mackenzie Munro, Kenneth Welsh, Dewshane Williams, Maria Moro-Franzisi, Zoë Belkin, Sabryn Rock, Michael Kinney, Scott Wickware, Skye Stewart, Art Hindle, Seth Green, Ann Holloway, Nathan Fedeli, Danielle Crozier
Studio GRAVITAS VENTURES
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Autism encompasses a huge range of 'symptoms', and there is a charmingly awkward moment in the film where they poke fun at the assumptions some make about autistics. Just like "NT"s (neurological typical) - autistics can run the gamut of personalities. Luke's characteristics could have been within the context of grief, coming of age, sheltered innocence being exposed to the world, pursuing a simple goal or two, or just a person in the throws of their first big crush. Autism just offers Luke's character another level of context. The film is about humanity: honesty, optimism, kindness, listening and being gentle to one-another. It is about what makes us similar. The motivation of 'love' or relationships that drive us no matter how we are put together. It is a mirror to how people respond to one-another. Luke's character listened to people, responded very bluntly, but was disarming in his kind honesty. Autistic or not, we all have the choice to respond by screaming or not screaming, and every 'Angry Betsy' person or moment could use someone who chooses to respond to us by not screaming.

Well paced, well timed, good acting, good directing, just the right groovy background music, just enough over the the top to be more movie than real life, and just backed off enough to be real life believable. Charming, fresh, patient, approachable film.
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Luke (Lou Taylor Pucci, "The Music Never Stopped") is a young man who struggles with Autism and has lived with his Grandparents since his mother up and left him at the tender age of four years old. He now must leave, along with his Grandpa, after the death of his Grandmother. His caustic Grandpa Jonas (Kenneth Walsh) is quickly whisked-off to a nursing facility because he is unable to receive care in his, or anyone else's, home. He keeps Luke informed while there about how to "be a man", along with some terrible advice about women while he goes in and out of rational thought. Luke believes this should be his first priority for the new direction of his life while searching for his place in it. He then realizes a job must come first to support himself, now replacing his self-proclaimed Step One. Luke begins living with his Uncle Paul (Cary Elwes), Aunt Cindy (Kristin Bauer), and two cousins. It did not work out as well for Grandpa staying there with his condescending attitude and severe anger issues, although he continues to always love Luke. Cousin Brad (Tyler Stentiford) shows and tells Luke suggestions which are so misguided that Luke realizes that he should not believe such ludicrous ideas, nor trust what everyone would try to have him believe. People can take advantage, even one's own family, making Luke feel quite bad about himself some of the time.

One point of this Spectrum disorder is how staunch an Autistic person may be with his decisions and routines, then what may affect them. This might cause these things to go askew, leaving him unable to handle the changes. Luke is very much likened to this description. He is trusting, although he will retort after an insult while sticking up for himself and making us all root for his many successes.
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A touching story about a young autistic man trying to find a job so that he can get a girl friend and his own place. Our principle character experiences the loss of a loved one... which proves to be difficult for him but then becomes even more difficult after he is then forced to live with his overly protective and ignorant relatives who think that he is completely inept and retarded... which deeply offends him. After some humorous situations with the grandpa who is now a widower and is also being forced into an old folk's rest home, Luke realizes that he is truly on his own and the life he once knew is over and he must change and grow! Great cast and very well acted with some most excellent performances by Lou Taylor Pucci and Seth Green as Luke's overbearing boss!
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To my mind the Story of Luke is as good as Rain Man! The characters and the situations are not as spectacular but they are more real life and much more interesting. The transformation of the family is the real miracle of this movie. Peace, Susan
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I had previously seen the lead actor - Lou Taylor Pucci - in the 'Go Getter'. I enjoy his preformance so much I wanted to see other movies with him in the lead role, and in this case I was not disappointed. He captured his character perferctly, really a wonderful performance.

The story is of a Autistic boy who is reaching manhood, and wanting to strike out into the world on his own. Those around him don't trust him to do this, but he has more character and ability than they give him credit for.

This really is an excellent movie with a great performance by the lead character, well worth seeing.
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Luke is a 25-year-old autistic man who has lived a sheltered life with his grandparents. But his world is turned upside down when his grandmother dies and he is forced to live with his dysfunctional relatives who have no patience for him or his senile grandfather, who they quickly force into a nursing home. Luke is left with his grandfather's final semi-coherent words: "Get a job. Find a girl. Live your own life. Be a man!" For the first time in his life, Luke has a mission.
He is brilliantly portrayed by Lou Taylor Pucci and Kristin Bauer who portrays Aunt Cindy does an excellent job, as well as Mackenzie Munro who portrays Cousin Megan.Great cast - great story. A feel good movie and only two deaths in the whole movie.
A great dark comedy.This is a movie worth watching, you are guaranteed to love it.
This is the beginning of a successful career for Lou Taylor Pucci.
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