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Mysterious Creatures (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  29 October 2006 (UK)
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A middle age couple struggle to find a diagnosis for their adult daughters erratic behaviour with tragic consequences.

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Bill Ainscow
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Wendy Ainscow
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Lisa Ainscow
Judy Flynn ...
Anne Buckley
David Crellin ...
David Kirwan
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Martyn Bowler
Mark Penfold ...
Judge Bryn
Laura Handley ...
Shoe shop assistant (as Laura Jane Handley)
James Curran ...
Mr. Justice Mitchell
Joanna Phillips-Lane ...
Julie Kirwan
Alastair Galbraith ...
Dr. David Yorke
Gary Cargill ...
Merseyside PC 1
Carla Henry ...
Kelly
Daryl Fishwick ...
Nurse Eileen Hume
Gary Pillai ...
Dr.Ramesh
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In November 2004 Bill and Wendy Ainscow took an overdose of sleeping pills and waded into the warm Atlantic ocean off Tenerife to commit suicide. Wendy Ainscow survived but tragically Bill died. The couple's bizarre suicide pact was the culmination of years of trying to cope with and get state help for their daughter Lisa, who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome. Written by Anonymous

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[to social worker, about Lisa]
Wendy Ainscow: So... She's not mad enough for the doctors and the lawyers, and she's not sad enough for you. Which box does she fit in?
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How to hate Asberger's!
30 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film 'Rainman' and Mark Haddon's book 'The Curious Incident of the Dog - ' helped one empathise with people with Asperger's Syndrome, but this high profile TV film made Lisa, the 32-year old daughter of middle-aged parents (played by Timothy Spall, at his glummest, and Brenda Blethyn, at her most irksome) a manipulative monster. Her parents are driven to joint suicide attempts twice by her impossible demands, and at the second attempt her father successfully removes himself from the scene, leaving her mother to continue to collude with her insatiable child. As usual, psychiatry and social services are made to seem flummoxed (though it's refreshing when a Birmingham Social Worker finally confronts Lisa with reality). Rebekah Staton may well be brilliant as Lisa - I can't tell because I found her so detestable! How on earth could this film help anyone associated with this distressing disorder?


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