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Much like its well-meaning but clueless protagonist, Adam occasionally seems to be in over its head -- but its good intentions make those fumbles easier to forgive. Read critic reviews

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Awkward teen Adam spends his last high school summer in New York City with his sister, Casey, who throws herself into the city's lesbian and trans activist scene.

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Nicholas Alexander
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  • Though 2006 might not seem too far removed from our present, in terms of LGBTQ visibility the distance between then and now is considerable. "Adam" reminds us how much, thankfully, society has slowly changed and yet how far we still are from real change.

    August 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Adam may not be above reproach, but its good intentions are infectious.

    August 14, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Ernst doesn't feel a moral obligation to only depict behavior onscreen that he endorses, and neither should any filmmaker, for that matter. Such limitations are the antithesis of art.

    August 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "Adam" is a movie that tackles big ideas about queerness and comes out looking confused - making it an experience that frustrates even as it tries to endear.

    August 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This gentle comedy likely won't achieve a big level of chatter, but there's value in its earnest and authentic take on the coming-of-age film.

    January 26, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Brisk and astutely assembled, "Adam" makes something educational and playful rather than insulting out of that character's brief walk in another gender construct's shoes.

    January 26, 2019 | Full Review…

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