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Mozart and the Whale (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  2 February 2006 (Turkey)
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A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

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Storyline

A dramatic-comedy, inspired by the lives of two people with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, whose emotional dysfunctions threaten to sabotage their budding romance. Donald is a good-natured but hapless taxi driver with a love of birds and a superhuman knack for numbers. Like many people with AS, he likes patterns and routines. But when the beautiful but complicated Isabel joins the autism support group he leads, his life - and his heart - are turned upside down. Written by Anonymous

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They don't fit in. Except together.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some thematic material | See all certifications »
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2 February 2006 (Turkey)  »

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Crazy in Love  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Rachel Weisz was the first choice to star in the film alongside Josh Harnett. She was cast, however she had to drop out before filming started due to schedule conflicts. See more »

Goofs

In the first group scene, Donald talks about numbers as he stares at the microwave oven countdown. When the camera cuts away from the digital readout, the one/second beep of the microwave can still be heard but when the camera returns to the readout, fewer seconds elapse than beeps heard. See more »

Quotes

Isabelle Sorenson: You can't disappoint me, Because whatever you are is exactly what I want.
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Overwhelmed
Written by Joel Chearer
Performed by Pedestrian
Published by Shearer Energy Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Joel Shearer
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Inspirational
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie 6 times now and I'm still drawn into it each time. The main characters, Donald and Isabelle are wonderful. Each is dealing with aspergers syndrome, but I didn't find myself focusing on that aspect of their lives. What I saw was two human beings, both of them making difficult, out of character adjustments to better love and understand the other. I've read some comments debating the authenticity of the characters and how they portray AS and autistic individuals, but the only comments that have mattered to me were those of Jerry Newport, whose story this movie was inspired by. He gives it his stamp of approval, so who is anyone to argue someone's personal story? I give this movie my highest recommendation.


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