Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Review: Adam

Grade: A+

Adam is a mild mannered, young, handsome but slightly odd man living in an apartment in New York by himself now that his dad has died. Beth is a young, beautiful and talented writer and school teacher who just moved in to the apartment upstairs. Adam manages to slightly overcome his fear of social situations and begins to talk to Beth. They manage to quickly become friends and that friendship evolves into a relationship. Their relationship involves both of them bravely stretching into unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable territory for the both of them that will test their strengths farther than either of them thought.

This movie absolutely blew me away. I remember seeing the trailer months ago and thinking it looked charming and funny. It is so much more. After viewing the movie I feel that it should have been up for some awards but was tragically over looked. The writing is brilliant, the direction is great and the acting is absolutely outstanding. This movie is loaded with emotion. It also touches on a very interesting subject. Adam has Asperger Syndrome, which makes him socially awkward and hard to talk to sometimes. Beth has an amazingly kind heart as she is willing to help him in any way that she can and is always understanding of his symptoms. This movie will make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. It will also fill you with hope and just make you feel good.

The movie stars Hugh Dancy (Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Jane Austin Book Club) as the titular character, Adam. His performance in this movie was absolutely fantastic. He really portrayed this character as perfectly as anybody could. He shows true promise with this performance and I trust he will only get better as an actor. Rose Byrne (Sunshine, 28 Weeks Later) plays Beth, the new neighbor who becomes romantically involved with Adam. Rose Byrne was amazing as well in this movie. She did such an amazing job with this performance that I will now probably watch anything she does, just amazing. The movie also features Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving and Frankie Faison. All of the performances in this movie were top notch.

This movie just came out on DVD and I don’t normally do reviews like this for DVDs but this movie amazed me so much I had to write a review and encourage as many people as possible to watch it. So please, go to your local video store or put this movie on your queue and watch it as soon as possible, it is fantastic.

Great quote: “Chocolates? I’m not Forrest Gump you know.”

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