A football coach afraid of commitment has to take care of his nephew with Asperger’s Syndrome.


  • Endearing characters (+1/2)
  • Average expectations, surpassed (+1/2)
  • Delightful story, wonderful ending (+1)
  • Respectful/credible depiction of Aspergher’s Syndrome (+1/2)

After the disastrous depiction of autism (“the spectrum”) in the latest Predator, this was exactly what I needed to wash the bad taste from my mouth—a movie completely dedicated to that syndrome done with respect and accuracy (well, at least they’re not presenting the kid as “the next step in human evolution”). A pleasure to watch, my heart caught in my throat at the very end.

Score: 7.5/10

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