Friday, April 9, 2010


I only really heard of Adam (2009) when it was released on DVD two weeks ago. Then I heard that Hugh Dancy would be playing a man with Asperger's syndrome. Which would definitely strike a cord with me.
A lonely man in an apartment whose father has just died, Adam (Hugh Dancy), is finding it hard to live day to day life normally. He meets a new neighbour, Beth (Rose Byrne), who wants to help him along in life. But sometimes his Asperger's syndrome problem gets in the way of their relationship, and is arguably hard to stay together.
I've always liked films with mental illness as a major factor, and this was no exception. Asperger's is a truly sad syndrome, but then again, some of the greatest geniuses come out of it. Hugh Dancy does an admirable job as Adam, and it is quite hard to believe that he was Luke Brandon in Confessions of a Shopaholic. He is definitely an actor to watch, especially if he gets more roles along the same lines. Rose Byrne is quite good, and she is also one to watch, but will get more fame on television thanks to her role in Damages. Adam is a wonderful film, and it is beyond me why it was released straight to DVD, because more people deserve to see it.
You can't miss Adam, it is one of the most under-rated films of last year.

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