Critic Consensus: Hugh Dancy's elegant performance as a man with Asperger's Syndrome elevates Adam, an offbeat but touching romantic comedy.
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Critic Reviews for Adam
Adam is As Good as It Gets with a dash of Rain Man, movie comfort food, but still charms us through the familiar rhythms of its story.
Dancy's eye-opening performance reveals he's a bona-fide acting talent, capable of carrying a movie without ever playing to your affections.
Adam is a tender and well acted love story that does not resort to cliché nonsense in its depiction of mental illness, yet a clunky sub-plot distracts from its unique version of boy meets girl.
Dancy's sensitive, never-showy portrayal of the autistic Adam reminds us that there's a real person behind every behavioral disorder, psychological condition and personality quirk that often comes off as "strange."
Audience Reviews for Adam
A bittersweet and unconventional love story that benefits mostly from Hugh Dancy's great and extremely impressive performance as a handsome young man with Asperger's Syndrome.
The love story is sweet, and what ultimately needs to happen in order for Adam to grow socially happens, but the representation of Asperger's Syndrome is pretty formulaic. All the symptoms are hit, and everything is explained a little too much. I wish we could have read the rest of Beth's raccoon book. The movie is almost there, but not quite.
I think that I must be in love with Hugh Dancy. Anything I see him in I really like..and this movie I just loved. Very touching, romantic and sweet. I am glad that they didn't give us the typical love story ending. I actually really loved the way they approached the conclusion. Sooooooooo nice
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