• Please Stand By (2018)

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Please Stand By

Release Date: January 26th, 2018

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Wendy sees things differently: she's fiercely independent, with a brilliant mind and a mischievous sense of hilarity. Wendy also has autism. To her, people are an indecipherable code and the world's a confusing place. Inspired by her no-nonsense caregiver, Wendy comes of age and escapes from her care home on the road trip of a lifetime to deliver her 500-page script to a writing competition.

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve, Patton Oswalt, Michael Stahl-David, River Alexander, Tony Revolori, Jessica Rothe

Director: Ben Lewin

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: 2929 Productions, Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: Inspiring, Growing up, Competition, Car, Transformation, Rise, Moving, Escape, Amusing, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com

    Please Stand By is a sensitive character study whose story beats are a little bit overly familiar, to be frank. Dakota Fanning is excellent as Wendy. show more

  • 70

    It’s a relief to see an autistic woman played as more than simply a bundle of symptoms. show more

  • 75
    Rex ReedObserver

    It’s a long haul, but Please Stand By, meticulously directed by Ben Lewin (The Sessions), chronicles the pitfalls, terrors and triumphs of the trip with heart-wrenching realism. show more

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