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The Story of Luke (2012)

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Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.

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Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.

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A film to give hope above all else
19 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story follows the main character Luke, who is an Autistic teenager whose objective is to find a job in order to woo a girl who he has set his sights on.

The film does have its holes and the way in which things work out gives false hope to the audience. In this sense, the film is set in a fantasy world with fantasy characters. The flip side to this is that the film sends out a positive message which was a relief. There are many places where the tone could have gone south and we would end up watching a tearjerker.

The ending was not happy but it was dealt with positively. I think that the positive feeling that the film tries to pass on would give a lot of hope to those who are facing similar circumstances. In today's complex society, one does not have to be mentally disabled to face social challenges.


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