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Mozart and the Whale

Mozart and the Whale (2005)

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A young couple who have Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, fall in love, but their talents are offset by an inability to relate to one another, which threatens to undermine their relationship.


Drama, Romance, Comedy

Ronald Bass

Dec 12, 2006

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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (1)

Strong performances anchor this low-key romantic drama about two people with Asperger syndrome.

February 22, 2006
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From the first, there is a refreshing absence of special pleading or under-the-microscope examination in Naess' approach.

February 7, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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Shapeless and redundant, this flick is exactly the sort of movie you'd envision if I said "mildly retarded yet physically gorgeous young romance."

December 12, 2006 Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Comments (6)
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Audience Reviews for Mozart and the Whale

Overall pretty good but I dozed off somewhere in the middle.
March 19, 2010

Super Reviewer

An uneven, honourably intended romantic comedy.
March 31, 2008

Super Reviewer

Initially I only rented this because Josh Hartnett was in it, but it really was all-around very good. I don't know how accurate a portrayal of Asperger's it was, but never mind. The two main characters might have been tragic by themselves, but them coming together defined the movie and gave it lift. I liked the message most of all: it's okay to be crazy, but it's better to be crazy together. Reminded me of the Mad Pride movement. I liked this a lot more than I thought I would.
December 6, 2007

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    1. Isabella: You can't disappoint me, Because whatever you are is exactly what I want.
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