This is a sweet movie with a great soundtrack. It shows that we're all the same and that we should accept everyone for who they are. When you start looking inside a person, instead of outside, that's when you'll find what really matters.
The movie received mixed reviews. Roger Ebert gave it 2.5/4 stars, saying that the movie "wraps up their story in too tidy a package, insisting on finding the upbeat in the murky, and missing the chance to be more thoughtful about this challenging situation." The movie holds a 64% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and 56% at Metacritic. Nina Caplan of Time Out London accused the movie of dishonesty: "But it's not clear why a pretty daddy's girl would fall for a talkative and lonesome engineer with Asperger's and a space fixation."
The movie was also somewhat of a flop, making only around 80% of the spent budget at the box office and losing millions of dollars to the producers.
Adam had its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2009 where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for "an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character." Although producer Leslie Urdang was initially doubtful of the film's chances of finding a distributor at Sundance, Fox Searchlight Pictures bought the distribution rights. In March 2009, Adam was screened at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival, winning the Jury Award for Best Picture. It was shown at the Seattle International Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, CineVegas Film Festival and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival before it had a U.S. theatrical release on July 29, 2009. It was released on DVD January 5, 2010
Max Mayer formed the idea for Adam when he heard a man with Asperger syndrome being interviewed on National Public Radio about how he viewed the world. He was intrigued and, after doing further research on Asperger's, felt that the syndrome was a metaphor for "the tension between all of us human beings [... and] the desire to connect to one another". As he worked on the screenplay, Mayer drew the character of Adam from the man he had heard talking on the radio in addition to his research, while Beth's character was based on numerous people Mayer knew. Hugh Dancy and Mayer worked together for a month before filming began to develop Adam's character, and in preparation for his role, Dancy spoke with individuals affected by Asperger's about their feelings, sensory issues and interests.
Principal photography took place in New York City in December 2005. Specific filming locations included Greenwich Village and Central Park
i think that hugh dancy was absolutley brilliant throughout this movie as adam (the lead role throughout this movie) as he played the part really well, because some of the things that adam does in this movie i do, as well because i have aspergers syndrome as well
Mayer was inspired to write the film's script when he heard a radio interview with a man who had Asperger's.
Filming took place in New York in December 2005. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize, and was released in the United States on July 29, 2009. The release date in Canada and the UK was 7 August 2009 in Australia, and everywhere else after Labor Day.
man i think that this is such an enjoyable romantic movie 2 watch, its got a great cast throughout this movie....its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie...i think that this is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie.....