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Asperger's Are Us

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Young men with ASD prep for comedy show in smart docu.

Movie NR 2016 82 minutes
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An earnest effort to portray the challenges and successes of those with Asperger's Syndrome, this compelling film introduces four young men who shine as they struggle with their uniqueness. And, it's clear that they're alike, but not at all the same. Asperger's Are Us substantiates the range and depth of their friendships, and the fact that their shared goals are keys to their continuing maturation. They gain confidence, acceptance, inspiration, and positive feelings about themselves from one another, and that's what partially makes the film so endearing. By the end of the film, audiences will be heartened to note how far these young men have come, and, as important, how far their singular paths will hopefully lead them. Some tedious and/or repetitive sequences are only minor flaws in an otherwise solid movie. And, what audiences think of the actual comedy performed in the movie is beside the point. Best for mature teens, the film has the capacity to elicit empathy and understanding for a growing segment of the population.

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