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Adam -- A heartfelt romantic comedy about a handsome but intriguing young man who has all his life led a sheltered existence -- until he meets a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman who pulls him into the outside world, with funny, touching and entirely unexpected results.
Adam -- Soon after Beth (Byrne) moves into her new apartment, the beautiful, emotionally fragile writer is drawn to her downstairs neighbor, Adam, a handsome young guy who has Asperger's Syndrome. but odd fellow with whom a relationship seems impossible ...
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A story about two strangers. One a little stranger than the other...
Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Hugh Dancy ... Adam Raki

Rose Byrne ... Beth Buchwald

Peter Gallagher ... Marty Buchwald

Amy Irving ... Rebecca Buchwald

Frankie Faison ... Harlan

Mark Linn-Baker ... Sam Klieber

Haviland Morris ... Lyra

Adam LeFevre ... Mr. Wardlow
Mike Hodge ... Judge

Peter O'Hara ... Williams

John Rothman ... Beranbaum

Terry Walters ... Michael

Steffany Huckaby ... Carol

Susan Porro ... Jen

Maddie Corman ... Robin

Jeff Hiller ... Rom

Karina Arroyave ... Teacher Assistant

Mark Doherty ... Cop # 1
Tom Levanti ... Cop #2

Ursula Abbott ... Kelli
Luka Kain ... Bruce
Brooke Johnston ... Stephanie
Lonnie McCullough ... Expert Witness

Tyler Poelle ... Bryan

Andrew Patrick Ralston ... Mr. Garland (Tour Leader)
Torsten N. Hillhouse ... Guest #1

Bill Dawes ... Scottie

Hunter Reid ... Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Cagle ... Woman In The Subway (scenes deleted)

Victoria Dicce ... Bartender
Gary Cherkassky ... Marty Buchwald's Nephew (uncredited)

Andrew Flihan ... Busy Subway Patron (uncredited)
Markus Goldberg ... Street Kid (uncredited)
Katheryn Mcgaffigan ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Thatcher Robinson ... Field Trip Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Max Mayer 
Writing credits
Max Mayer (written by)

Produced by
Miranda de Pencier .... producer
Gary Giudice .... co-producer
Marc Lieberman .... associate producer
Geoff Linville .... co-producer
Daniel Revers .... executive producer (as Dan Revers)
Leslie Urdang .... producer
Dean Vanech .... producer
Christina Weiss Lurie .... executive producer
Original Music by
Christopher Lennertz 
Cinematography by
Seamus Tierney (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Grant Myers 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
Production Design by
Tamar Gadish 
Art Direction by
Natalie Tyler 
Set Decoration by
Anita Chacinska  (as Anita Z. Chacinska)
Costume Design by
Alysia Raycraft 
Makeup Department
Michelle Brown .... key hair stylist
Amy Duskin .... key makeup artist (as Amy Spiegel)
Amy Duskin .... makeup department head (as Amy Spiegel)
Jill Karol .... hair assistant (as Jill Astmann)
Jill Karol .... makeup assistant (as Jill Astmann)
Courtney Lether .... hair assistant
Courtney Lether .... makeup assistant
Christopher Milone .... additional makeup artist
Rachel Stevens .... additional hair stylist
Rachel Stevens .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Matthew Vose Campbell .... unit production manager (as Matthew Campbell)
Marc Lieberman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Vose Campbell .... first assistant director (as Matthew Campbell)
Melissa Mugavero .... second assistant director
Art Department
Abraham Altbuch .... set dresser
Joseph Bonheim .... set dresser
Meghan Boody .... artist: Christmas party artwork and interiors
Kevin Brogan .... illustrator: hyper-technical
Brian Chapman .... assistant property master
Nick Davis .... set dresser
Amra Dumisic .... art department production assistant
Brian Fleischman .... art department production assistant
Brooke Hanson .... additional assistant property master
Kate Kraynak .... art department production assistant
Timothy Linden .... set dresser
Paul Deo Lowther .... digital prop designer
Aliana Menlendez .... set dresser
Les 'Fuzzy' Opiola .... carpenter
Danielle Payne .... additional assistant property master
August Popkin .... set dresser
Ira Powsner .... lead man
Seth Powsner .... set dresser
Erin Prickett .... art department production assistant
Ali Robinson .... art department production assistant
Marya Tessler .... illustrator
Meg Vinson .... property master
Paul Wala .... assistant carpenter
Sound Department
Nick Aniello .... assistant sound editor
Kevin Bowe .... boom operator (as Kevin C Bowe)
José Caldararo .... foley artist (as Jose Caldararo)
J.M. Davey .... co-supervising sound editor
J.M. Davey .... re-recording mixer
Bechen de Loredo .... foley recordist
Leandro de Loredo .... foley recordist
Brandon Huus .... additional boom operator
Nathan Lantaff .... sound effects editor
Jared Neal .... sound effects editor
Rodrigo Ortiz-Parraga .... foley editor
Guillermo Pena-Tapia .... boom operator
Phil Rosati .... sound mixer (as Philip Rosati)
Zach Seivers .... re-recording mixer
Zach Seivers .... supervising sound editor
Carrie Sheldon .... additional sound mixer
Mike Silvestri .... boom operator
Sebastián Sonzogni .... foley artist (as Sebastian Sonzogni)
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Esteban Golubicki .... foley recordist (uncredited)
David Marcus .... director of sound services (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Carmen Del Toro .... digital asset supervisor: Sleight of Frame
Cassandra Fanning .... compositor: Sleight of Frame
Michael Farley .... compositor
Aidan Fraser .... visual effects supervisor: Sleight of Frame
Erin Lehmkühl .... compositor: Sleight of Frame (as Erin Lehmkuhl)
James Teague .... digital matte painter: Sleight of Frame (as james Neil Teague)
Maya Zuckerman .... visual effects animator: Sleight of Frame
Roy Farfel .... stunt rigger
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Abe Albach .... key rigging grip (as Abe Albuch)
David Anthony .... additional electrician
Kevin Aragon .... additional grip
Luis Armada .... best boy electric
Rebecca Arndt .... first assistant camera
Justin Bennett .... best boy grip
Mike Castro .... best grip rigger
Dylan Crawshay-Williams .... key grip
Tim Curtin .... video operator: s-two
Nick de Pencier .... cameraman: raccoon footage
Erik DeGroot .... additional grip
Jacob Diaz .... additional grip
Deirdre Duffey .... still photographer
David Dutkus .... additional grip (as David A. Dutkus Jr.)
Greg Flores .... additional key grip
Lewis Fowler .... additional first assistant camera
Michael Fuchs .... camera intern (as Mike Fuchs)
Julia Griner .... still photographer
Lauren Haber .... first assistant camera
Kurt Harris .... rigging gaffer
Sarah-Jane Paterson Harrison .... camera intern
Michael Intile .... rigging electrician
Andy Jagerson .... jib operator
Daniel Katz .... additional grip
Daniel Katz .... third electrician
Chris Keenan .... rigging electrician
Marshall Korshak .... second assistant camera
Christian May .... key gaffer
David McDonough .... additional grip
Mike Milia .... jib operator (as Mike Mejia)
Kathryn Moss .... additional first assistant camera (as KT Comkowycz)
Eva Navon .... additional electrician
Dennis Noyes .... additional second assistant camera
Mike Petruezo .... additional electrician (as Mike Petruzzo)
Enrique Rico .... additional best boy grip
John Rotberg .... additional grip
Marlen Schlawin .... additional second assistant camera
Leo A. Schott III .... best boy electric (as Leo Schott)
Meg Schrock .... additional electrician
Lara Sfire .... additional electrician
Robert Shoemaker .... additional best boy electric (as Bob Shoemaker)
Francis Spieldenner .... Steadicam operator (as Francis Speildenner)
Matthew Van Doren .... best boy electric
Andreas Weeber .... high definition technician: s-twp
Nu Zhang .... best boy grip
Matt Zschoche .... additional gaffer (as Matthew Zschoche)
Michael Arisohn .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Rita Powers .... extras casting
Sean Powers .... extras casting
Danielle Pretsfelder .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lauren Burgee .... wardrobe production assistant
Lisa Smith Craig .... wardrobe intern
Jane Gerber .... wardrobe intern
Aminah Haddad .... wardrobe intern
Susan Carter Hall .... additional wardrobe assistant
Innie Jones .... wardrobe production assistant
Nicole Korzenik .... additional assistant costume designer
Mik Young Kwan .... wardrobe intern
Margaret Moy .... key set costumer
Abby O'Sullivan .... assistant costume designer
Elisa Santiago .... wardrobe supervisor (as Elissa Satiago)
Marlaice Shoemate .... wardrobe intern (as Laicey Shoemate)
Martina Melendez .... additional wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Roger Ames Berger .... digital intermediate iq artist
Marisa Clayton .... digital intermediate project manager
Aaron Edell .... editor: s-two
Skip Kimball .... digital intermediate colorist
Casey Leming .... digital intermediate electronic graphics operator
Tim Maxwell .... digital transfer
Lucia Diaz Sas .... editor: s-two (as Lucia Diaz)
Toby Yates .... editing consultant
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer (uncredited)
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist (uncredited)
Lucia Diaz Sas .... digital asset manager (uncredited)
Location Management
Neke Carson .... assistant location manager
Kevin Henderson .... location scout
Brendan Kehoe .... location scout
Brendan MacDevette .... location scout/assistant: Oregon (as Brendan McDevette)
David Occhino .... location manager
Colleen Patti .... location scout
Vernon Rodriguez .... location scout
Louis Zuppardi .... location manager
Music Department
Leon Blight .... scoring intern
Nick Fevola .... score coordinator
Christopher Lennertz .... conductor
Christopher Lennertz .... original score mixer (as Chris Lennertz)
Christopher Lennertz .... original score recordist (as Chris Lennertz)
Gary Liu .... scoring intern
Dana Niu .... music arranger
Boon Sim .... music arranger
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Jeff Vaughn .... score recordist
Jeff Vaughn .... scoring mixer
Philip White .... score producer
Transportation Department
David Diamond .... driver
Michael Dzienkiewicz .... driver
Carolyn Eileen Lynch .... driver
Phil Parker .... driver (as Philip Porter)
Other crew
Kristin Andersons .... office assistant: Miranda de Pencier
Brian Arthur .... production assistant
Allen C. Bell .... key production assistant
Melissa Bostian .... assistant production office coordinator
Heidi Burbela .... office assistant: Miranda de Pencier
Omar Nieve Capra .... production assistant (as Omar Hernandez)
Matthew Celia .... additional production assistant (as Matt Celia)
Robyn Charles .... additional production assistant
Rachel Cofield .... assistant: Dean Vanech
Bryan Cordero .... production office intern
Alex Coursen .... additional production assistant
Tighe Damron .... additional production assistant
Stephen Dembitzer .... legal services: Dembitzer & Dembitzer (as Stephen A. Dembitzer)
Samuel Scott Doerr .... production assistant (as Samuel Doerr)
Lisa Dyer .... production coordinator
Delia Fiori .... production office intern
Brian Fleischman .... production office intern
Courtney Fransen .... production coordinator
Thomas Graves .... key craft service
Tal Harris .... production assistant
Megan Hawkins .... on-set assistant: Miranda de Pencier
Andrew Herwitz .... worldwide sales agent
Bill Hussey .... key production accountant
William Jackson .... production assistant (as William D. Jackson)
Innie Jones .... production assistant
Richard Jordan .... production assistant
Paul Kahil .... production assistant: first team
Jonathan Kaufman .... consultant: asperger's syndrome
Greg Lemonides .... caterer
Kim Ludlow .... script supervisor
Daniel Lugo .... production assistant
Carolyn Eileen Lynch .... production assistant (as Carolyn Lynch)
Jessica Martinez .... insurance agent: Ventura Brokerage
Joey McGill .... production assistant
Charlie Mosesson .... assistant production office coordinator (as Charles Mosesson)
Mike Murphy .... production assistant (as Michael Murphy)
Grant Myers .... title designer
Maria Nilsson .... production office intern
Steve Pines .... accounting services (as Steven R. Pines)
Traci Pohlson .... additional craft service
Philip Porter .... production assistant
Gina Resnick .... consultant: producing
Madeline Samit .... assistant: Leslie Urdang (as Madeline Shapiro)
Stephanie Sanet .... legal services: Dembitzer & Dembitzer (as Stephanie J. Sanet)
Stephen Scharf .... legal services: O'Melveny and Myers
Avi Sheer .... office intern
Avi Sheer .... production office intern
Amanda Thurm .... production office intern
Sabina Vajraca .... assistant: Max Mayer
Lauren Vanderschuur .... on-set production assistant
Paul Velle .... additional production assistant
Jeff Warden .... additional production assistant
Thomas L. Wentworth .... additional production assistant (as Thomas Wentworth)
Stephanie Wise .... production assistant
Christopher Wright .... parking coordinator
Melinda Ziyadat .... key production assistant
Eric Leblanc .... Translator French Subtitles (uncredited)
Ami Armstrong .... special thanks
Catherine Corpeny .... very special thanks
Lizzie Gottlieb .... special thanks
Paul Haggis .... special thanks
Alejandro G. Iñárritu .... special thanks (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Peter Kass .... special thanks
Julianna Margulies .... special thanks
Mary McDonnell .... special thanks
Rob Morrow .... special thanks
Ken Olin .... special thanks
Jon Tenney .... very special thanks
Patricia Wettig .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, sexual content and language
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:15A | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | Sweden:7 (DVD rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45298)
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Did You Know?

Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne, British and Australian respectively, both had to use American accents for this film.See more »
Continuity: When Adam is using his laptop at home, the "PowerBook G4" logo is visible below the screen. Two shots later, the logo has been painted out.See more »
[first lines]
Beth Buchwald:My favorite children's book is about a little prince who came to Earth from a distant asteroid. He meets a pilot whose plane has crashed in a desert. The little prince teaches the pilot many things but mainly about love. My father always told me I was like the little prince. But after I met Adam, I realized I was the pilot all along...
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References Forrest Gump (1994)See more »
Somebody LovedSee more »


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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Adam, he doesn't belong here, but yet, here he is, 30 December 2009
Author: BernardoLima from Portugal

I've been meaning to watch Adam for quite some time now and the film matched my expectations. The good thing about small independent films is that the stories are usually very personal and rich. That's the case with Adam, a film with substance and meaning. The film begins with the 29 year old Adam attending his father funeral and then returning to a lonely empty house. Beth, a writer damaged from a past relationship moves into the building where Adam lives and soon they meet. Adam is handsome but he's also odd and awkward. He suffers from Asperger syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that causes difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. Despite this, Adam is very bright and Beth takes an interest in him. This leads to a relationship but, is it right? Are they fit for each other?... Adam is not so much a romantic comedy but more of a character study as it shows Adam and Beth learning and growing from each other and stepping into unfamiliar territory. Hugh Dancy is tremendous as the lead character Adam and his portrayal never appears as a caricature. Instead he relies on small gestures and certain facial expressions which results in a very moving and impressive performance. Rose Byrne was very good as Beth as well, although I wish her character had been better written. I say this because sometimes, she is extremely sensitive to Adam's condition but on a few occasions she almost seems to forget about it. Peter Gallagher, Rose Byrne and Amy Irving compose the supporting cast with Gallagher doing a terrific job (as usual) as Beth's father. Adam doesn't have the clichéd happy ending so usual in Hollywood, instead it presents us with an authentic and realistic conclusion that felt very satisfying. Adam is a breath of fresh air, it's a genuine film with a very moving and well written story.


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