Words by Naomi Jeffreys
“My favourite children’s book is about a little prince who came to earth.”
This touching New York romantic drama follows the story of Adam, a lonely man with Asperger’s Syndrome and his relationship with his neighbour, Beth.
This film is brilliant, it has wonderful indie origins, following one character and his journey to deal with the death of his father and with his Asperger’s Syndrome. The little known director Max Mayer is able to create such a touching relationship between these two characters.
Hugh Dancy gives a sterling performance as Adam Raki. And Rose Byrne (perhaps best known for the successful television show Damages) creates such a likeable character as Beth Buchwald.
In the films opening weekend on 15th November it grossed 2,277,396 in the USA. It was premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on on January 20, 2009 where it won the Alfred.P Sloan prize for “an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character”.
So, if you want a film with brilliant acting, writing, with interesting themes and characters. Watch this.