Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Note: I am bending my rule on spoilers here, and focusing a lot on issues relating to Autism. My disclaimer for this is that I am an autistic adult, so I have a bit of a vested interest. If you are interested in knowing more about Autism, I have a blog No Stereotypes Here that links to reliable information.

I had originally planned to write this big, long review for Adam, a very literary review discussing the techniques of storytelling to illustrate the points of view of the main characters, both Beth and Adam, a young autistic man.

I was going to look at how the movie is about growth, of Beth with family and dating issues, and Adam with dealing with losing his father and becoming more independent.

It was going to be quite a long review.

Then I decided, I wouldn't. Sometimes, you need to let people see something and let them form their own impressions.


Adam is an interesting and thoughtful romantic drama about two strangers who meet each other. It takes the time to realistically establish and address the issues of both characters, one of which is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, a form of Autism. The plot is very well written, with an exceptional cast that did a superb job. It was a wonderful slice into these people's lives without being overbearing or sounding like an autism infomercial.

In conclusion, it is a touching, witty and charming film, with what I think is one of the best depictions of an autistic person I've seen.

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