The Reason I Jump

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Powerful, insightful docu about people with autism.

NR 2021 82 minutes

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age 13+

Good explanation, problematic

I couldn't even get through the movie. For some reason, it includes audio and visuals that can really trigger autistic people (like myself), so I had to stop. Probably would be good for some people.

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