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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Adam on DVD Today

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing Fox Searchlight’s romantic-dramady about a man with Asperger’s syndrome, on DVD and Blu-Ray today. We reviewed the film when it opened in theatres on August 7th, we all agreed that Hugh Dancy’s portrayal of someone with Asperger’s is very good, but there were some unneeded scenes in the film. Our consensus was:

“Adam is an accurate portrayal of an individual with Asperger’s Syndrome. Overall it is a good film although there is a subplot which is largely unneeded and distracting. *** (Out of 4)”

The DVD includes commentary with director Max Mayer, several deleted scenes, which were removed for good reason, a featurette on the film, an interview with Rose Byrne, and the films original Sundance ending. Which was thankfully changed for the theatrical release - we all found it to be bizarre and poorly written. The actual ending works much better. It would have been nice if it had included a featurette on Asperger’s syndrome as well.

-John C.

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