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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review of film: “ADAM” – A fish out of water, like a place lost in Space

Review of film:   ADAM  A fish out of water, like a place lost in SPACE =   
              Rating:  8 of 10 stars (based on an advance screening). 

Date Rated: Jul 15, 2009 | Rel. Date: Jul 29, 2009

Adam is a 29-year-old guy (very well played by HUGH DANCY) who appears to be excessively neat, overly organized & a big creature of habit. He works as a computer and electronic genius at a toy company and is clearly brilliant – especially in his knowledge and love of astronomy...
 When a new neighbor Beth (ROSE BYRNE) moves into his apartment building and tries to communicate with him, little by little, you realize his “quirks” (such as his problems socializing with others) are really a result of having ASBERGER’S Syndrome, wherein he suffers from a form of autism (altho it allows a comparatively high level of functioning)...

...  As Beth gets to know Adam, she sees the basic gentleness inherent in him, and – to the dismay of her father (PETER GALLAGHER) who’s going on trial for fraud –, she starts falling for him and vice versa…
 While 'Adam' is certainly filled with some humor, it is NOT really a “comedy” so much as a WELL-DONE slice-of-life drama.
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