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Mozart and the Whale (2005)

A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

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Bronwin
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Gregory
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Roger
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Blume
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Skeets
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Dr. Trask (as Kelly Eviston)
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Rodney
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Ten-year-old Kid
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Homeless Man
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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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The screenplay was written by Ronald Bass, who also wrote Rain Man (1988), a movie about an individual with autism. Bass is said to have been inspired by a 1995 article in the Los Angeles Times. 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: So Donald, this is our first kiss. No tongue.
[Puts the tongue of his costume aside]
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Soundtracks

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor Motto Allegro
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Published by Jim Long, Just Classics (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Pointe Classics LLC
By Arrangement with 5 Alarm Music
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Entertaining first, thought provoking second.
27 December 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

A simple story of two people trying to find companionship, happiness and love in a confusing world. The fact that these two inspiring and very real characters have Asperger's Syndrome is not really important, but the fact like so many of us they struggle to connect with a soul mate and maintain a relationship, is. From what Aspies tell me, the performances of both leads, Hartnett and Mitchell, are spot on... a real credit to both actors and it's obvious they researched their roles thoroughly. Both entertaining and thought provoking, it's a romance without being gushing, but one where you genuinely care for the people involved.

Watch this film if you have or know someone with autism or if you just happen to have tried and failed to find love and happiness in this weird world we live in.


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