Adam (2009)

In movies, when two twentysomethings serendipitously wind up under the same Manhattan roof, witty repartee usually transpires, then sparks fly, and eventually they fall into bed. But the boy and the girl in Adam are no ordinary characters,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 2, 2010
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hugh Dancy's elegant performance as a man with Asperger's Syndrome elevates Adam, an offbeat but touching romantic comedy.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Adam is As Good as It Gets with a dash of Rain Man, movie comfort food, but still charms us through the familiar rhythms of its story.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

There's no getting around the character's plight as an eternal outsider or the natural sympathy it draws. But writer-director Mayer never loses control of this fact, offering a story that's both sweet and tart, unique and familiar.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Adam is a tender and well acted love story that does not resort to cliché nonsense in its depiction of mental illness, yet a clunky sub-plot distracts from its unique version of boy meets girl.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Dancy's eye-opening performance reveals he's a bona-fide acting talent, capable of carrying a movie without ever playing to your affections.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It may not be original, but Adam could leave a lump in your throat.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

Dancy's sensitive, never-showy portrayal of the autistic Adam reminds us that there's a real person behind every behavioral disorder, psychological condition and personality quirk that often comes off as "strange."

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Sure, it's complicated, but isn't that always true of romance? And doesn't it blow the hinges off the universe -- every single time?

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

For much of its first hour, writer/director Max Mayer's Adam is one of the year's more endearing love stories.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Reassuringly familiar and ultimately as cozy as a reindeer sweater.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
The love story is sweet, and what ultimately needs to happen in order for Adam to grow socially happens, but the representation of Asperger's Syndrome is… More
Steven Carrier
"Adam", liked "Dedication", can support the criticism that love does not cure someones mental condition, but if you take that out of it,… More
Cynthia S.
I think that I must be in love with Hugh Dancy. Anything I see him in I really like..and this movie I just loved. Very touching, romantic and sweet. I am glad… More
Curtis Lilly
Another movie to fit in the 'normal hot girl falls in love with a mentally handicapped boy' category, along with Pumpkin, Dirty Filthy Love, and Lars… More
Nicki Marie
I wanted to like this much more than I actually did. Interesting character in Adam, a young man who suffers from aspergers syndrome. Hugh Dancy is well cast and… More
Manu Gino
This movie was lovely to watch, it's not your typical story in a way but in a way it is. It's about not giving up and when a door closes a window… More

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