Molly McKay is a profoundly autistic twenty-something woman who has lived in an institution from a young age following her parents' death in a car accident. When the institution must close due budget cuts, Molly is left in the charge of her neurotypical, older brother, Buck McKay, an advertising executive and perennial bachelor. Molly, who verbalizes very little and is obsessed with lining up her shoes in neat rows, throws Buck's life into a tailspin as she runs off her nurses and barges into a meeting Buck's agency naked. When Buck consults Molly's (beautiful) neurologist, Susan Brookes, Dr. Brookes suggests an experimental surgery in which healthy brain cells are harvested from a donor and implanted into Molly's brain. While Buck initially balks at the suggestion, he finally consents to the surgery and Molly makes a miraculous "recovery" from her autism when she begins to speak fluidly and to interact with her brother, caretakers, and the world, in general. Buck begins taking Molly ... Written by
"Molly' is a wonderful film!! Elisabeth Shue turns in a memorable and poignant performance as an autistic woman. This movie explores the whole spectrum of wonder, excitement, pain and triumph! I've seen "Benny & Joon' and this film is truly another delight.
Elisabeth Shue is wonderful as Molly. This is a perfect movie that showcases Elisabeth's full range of acting talent.
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