Autism: The Musical (2007)





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At a time when one in 150 children born in the United States is diagnosed with autism, filmmaker Tricia Regan takes an optimistic approach to this troubling trend by following five autistic children as they write and produce their very own full-length musical. Show over the course of an entire year, this documentary follows the ambitious production from early planning to opening night.
Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
Directed By: Tricia Regan
In Theaters: wide
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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
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Full Review… | February 25, 2011
Chicago Tribune
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As flip and gaudy as that title might sound, this spare little movie is actually one of the most candid, down-to-earth, organically inspirational documentaries you'll ever see.

Full Review… | November 20, 2007
Boston Globe
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It's an eyes-wide-open account of tenacity and triumph for parents and children alike. Considering the dramatic rise in the number of children born with autism, it's a film that everyone should see and appreciate.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for Autism: The Musical

Troubled but completely adorable kids with autism are compelled to star in a musical by well meaning adults. Happiness is found by both who comply and rebel. Both are unforgettable.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

I only wish there were more scenes interviewing the kids (the one with Wyatt was groundbreaking). As a fellow autistic person, the movie is like the subjects in it: not oridinary, but extra-ordinary.

Mark Lester
Mark Lester

You know that a film is great, when he inspires and move the audience. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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