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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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Wallace
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Janice
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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
Hollis Higgins ...
Homeless Man
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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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1.85 : 1
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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

After Isabelle's suicide attempt, she'd be held involuntarily in a psychiatric ward for at least 72 hours, not sent home. See more »

Quotes

Janice: Don't you hate all his numbers? Does he change his socks? Is his penis big enough?
Isabelle Sorenson: No, no and yes.
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Evergreen
Written by Michael Clarke
Performed by Clarkesville
Published by Copyright Control (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Wildstar Records
By Arrangement with Zync Music
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Its all about A-S-P-E-R-G-E-R-S
27 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the only film about Aspergers and I value it. It is GREAT to see star-power giving awareness.

Having Aspergers myself, I could do what most people ('nero-typicals') couldn't- understand and associate with the characters. Though at the same time there were differences... because everyone with Aspergers is different.

So I found myself going, "Hey thats me!" Or, "Hey thats not me!" throughout. It varies from one thing to the other- it can be right on the money or the polar opposite. It was fun/nice to recognize all the small/not so small things-in-common. As for the differences, they were irritable!

When I first heard of this movie a while ago, I didn't understand why it was called "Mozart And The Whale". But now I do, and you will too. It is beautiful and has multiple meanings.

Only thing is it may portray people with Aspergers as being out of control nuts or retards, which is not the way they really are. So they may be overexaggerating and misconcepting just a little there.

All in all, curious and informative. Its guaranteed to please and inspire any Aspie who watches it. May bring them together too. HOORAY!


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