Charming and at times painful to watch in a good way. It's one of those films where you're unable to get yourself emotionally involved. Hugh Dancy was amazing as Adam. Watching a character suffering from Aspergers, and putting him in believable situations, exploring his human behavior, his interactions. This is definitely one of my favorites.
Nggak tahu kalau Aspergeris (apa ini kata yang tepat buat menyebut pengidap asperger) bisa jadi sekeren ini. Apa Albert Einstein sekeren ini? Atau barangkali Albert Camus. Eh, Exupery? Nggak, nggak ini pasti cuma gara-gara Mas Dancy. Coba kalau itu Mas Brando, apa masih keren? Eh, mungkin Dodit yang followernya berapaan K itu? ... apaan ini? Nggak, nggak ini cuma kerjaannya penulisnya....
It's okay pastime, but sadly overly enumerative when it comes to demonstrating the life of an Asperger. The enacted symptoms are typical and prevalent, but feel copy/pasted, as if all of them absolutely must be shown. Make all of them very severe and Adam becomes a living schoolbook definition. The attempt to pay attention to autism is appreciated, but it's too linear and overdone.
This film made me cry like i haven't done in a long time. In my opinion, Adam's medical condition only underlines his condition as a highly intelligent individual - this film shows his loneliness and inability to communicate with others the things that were meaninful for him. The fact that he ends up alone is both realistic and heartbreaking for someone who relates to his situation. Hugh Dancy's acting is great.
A beautiful film about love that leaves you all warmed up inside. Dancy is brilliant in portraying a guy suffering from Asperger's syndrome falling for the girl next door (played by Byrne who is a wonderful co-lead) who learns to love the man despite his idiosyncrasies.