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Dr. Reineger is a child neuro-psychologist who has become confident that the twin Anna has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her... See full summary »

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Dr. Reineger is a child neuro-psychologist who has become confident that the twin Anna has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the Doctor cannot say for sure why her visions map so closely to Anna's. At home, their father leaves the family. To escape the pain, the girls sink deeper and deeper into their imaginations. When a major earthquake takes their mother's life, Reineger is left with helping the now-orphaned twins cope, while at the same time dealing with his own struggle concerning the girls' prophetic visions. The girls escape the institution. The subsequent search party can't track them. Have they indeed transcended the physical realm? Written by Eric Leiser

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Sarah Woodruff: But the fawn makes everything so clear!
Anna Woodruff: Of course it does, but mom and dad can't see. They forgot what it means to dream. They use our disabilities as an excuse not to believe.
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Beautiful Artistically, But Beyond That Not Really Special
1 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brothers Eric and Jeffrey Leiser bring us the story of two twin girls who have Asperger's syndrome, where they are highly introverted and socially awkward, but have strong imaginations guided by "the white fawn", whatever that might be. Dr. Reineger has a fascination with these girls and seeks to find some answers.

This film has one weak point and one strong point. The weak point is the acting. The two main characters, besides the girls, just do not impress me at all. Courtney Sanford (mother Janice Woodruff) forces her lines out, and Ed K. Gildersleeve (Dr. Reineger) doesn't do much better. The plot is very thin, and their navigation through it with words is like a canoe lost at sea... it's going somewhere, but certainly not from the actors' control.

The strong point is the imagination and animation throughout the picture. Clay, food, paint and any other medium found is used in this movie, with more or less consistently beautiful results. Had they wanted to, the Leisers could have simply filmed these segments, added a few more and called it art. They were the highlight of the picture.

This movie was picked up and rented on a whim, something that may be a little bit risky... but in this case, it opened my eyes to a film I would likely never had seen otherwise, presenting a style I never before would have imagined. Not a comedy, not a drama... just pure imagination on film.


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