• Adam (2009)


Release Date: July 29th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 2nd, 2010

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Adam Raki (Hugh Dancy), an electronics engineer, has an autism disorder called Asperger syndrome. When a young woman named Beth (Rose Byrne) moves into his apartment building, he is quite taken with her. She does not quite know how to react to Adam's unconventional overtures but decides to give him a chance nonetheless. But Beth's parents are apprehensive about her new romance, which could end the young lovers' relationship before it has a chance.

Cast: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Frankie R. Faison, Mark Linn-Baker, Amy Irving, Peter Gallagher, Haviland Morris, Adam LeFevre

Director: Max Mayer

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Olympus Pictures

Keywords: Transformation , Endearing , Moving , 2000s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A sensitive but not sentimental story about a romance involving a mentally challenged young man never makes a misstep. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It can be argued that Adam uses Asperger's as a kind of metaphor for the barriers that people erect to fend off strangers, to guard against intimacy. It can also be argued that writer/director Mayer is shamelessly manipulative. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Adam succeeds at getting inside its hero's mind and, more impressively still, gives us entrée to his singular soul. show more

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