Adam (12A)

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Romance

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Time Out says

Tue Aug 4 2009

‘You’re a liar and I hate you!’ yells Adam (Hugh Dancy) at his neighbour and sort of girlfriend Beth (Rose Byrne). She’s not, really, but then Adam has no sense of scale: Asperger’s makes him relentlessly literal minded. There are no white lies in Adam’s universe, nor any shades of grey. It’s all darkness with the odd pinprick of revelatory light. No wonder he’s keen on outer space.

The actors try hard, but Adam and Beth, as a couple, don’t ring true – she’s more infantalised than he is, which is worrying for a primary school teacher. Daddy pays her rent and babies her, which adds an interesting layer when he’s put on trial for fraud or, as Adam would call it, lying. But it’s not clear why a pretty daddy’s girl would fall for a talkative and lonesome engineer with Asperger’s and a space fixation. It feels dishonest, which is a problem for a film so interested in truthfulness – especially one trying to reconcile that interest with the demands of a Hollywood romcom.
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12A

UK release:

Fri Jul 31, 2009

Duration:

99 mins

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Iwona

Firstly, I totally agree with other comments. The film is absolutely brilliant, very well played and I love it. However I think it's a film for intelligent people, who understand the problem, not for ignorants. Why would she fall for for a guy like Adam, with Asperger's??? WHY NOT?????

Iwona

Firstly, I totally agree with other comments. The film is absolutely brilliant, very well played and I love it. However I think it's a film for intelligent people, who understand the problem, not for ignorants. Why would she fall for for a guy like Adam, with Asperger's??? WHY NOT?????

Nic

TI agree with these other comments I am shocked that such an ill educated offensive review made it past the editor. I was married to a man who has aspergers and he was incredibly easy to love. He and I are both highly intellegent people who managed to attend functions of high social standing and it was never an issue with me, his friends colleagues. He remains my best friend, and has no problem finding new women to love him. I think the writer of this review should take his mind oud the dark ages of Bedlam and get himself an education before he puts pen to paper again.

Nic

TI agree with these other comments I am shocked that such an ill educated offensive review made it past the editor. I was married to a man who has aspergers and he was incredibly easy to love. He and I are both highly intellegent people who managed to attend functions of high social standing and it was never an issue with me, his friends colleagues. He remains my best friend, and has no problem finding new women to love him. I think the writer of this review should take his mind oud the dark ages of Bedlam and get himself an education before he puts pen to paper again.