Mission To Lars

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Kate and Will Spicer's brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars. Tom's dream is their promise. Together they went on a Mission to Lars.

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  • One is left with the feeling the trip was more in service of the film's narrative than a dream-fulfilling jaunt for Tom.

    Oct 2, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Documentaries about disabilities don't come any smarter or more touching than "Mission to Lars," a beautiful sibling road trip tale with a heavy-metal flourish.

    Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…
  • In the particulars of a family quest film, viewers should see the universal. But in William Spicer and James Moore's documentary Mission to Lars, we instead get a whole lot of the specifics.

    Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…
  • It will not teach you very much about either autism or Metallica, but you will leave the theater smiling.

    Jun 24, 2012 | Full Review…
  • This is no masterpiece but worth seeing for the way it treats its subject with unpatronising sympathy.

    Jun 8, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The peripheral interviews with the extended Spicer family are as compelling as the central quest; this is a film with rare honesty and nuance in a field that frequently feels queasy.

    Jun 7, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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