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Parents' Guide to

You & Me

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Love story about couple with disabilities; sex, drinking.

Movie NR 2017 90 minutes
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While certainly rough around the edges, there's a charm and earnestness to this film that wins out in the end. There's also a dry humor throughout, and a self awareness of the conventions of the romcom that often delivers a fresh take on a stale genre, and not just because the man is blind and the woman is deaf. The dialogue and most of the acting goes far in avoiding the sappy and the sentimental. Furthermore, the two lead characters are fully formed, and are therefore so much more than their respective disabilities.

While clearly a heartfelt effort to tell a story centered on two characters with disabilities that doesn't resort to the stereotypes of other depictions, the movie has its faults. The major hinges in the plot points come across as rusty and abrupt. The passage of time doesn't feel right -- as if there are montages when there should be scenes and vice-versa. The comedy aspects of the "dramedy/romcom" often fail to land, and the audience in the bar watching Tony's musical project with his best friend is entirely too charitable to the often groan-worthy lyrics. Overall, these qualities tend to negate so much of what is positive about You & Me.

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