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Kate and Will Spicer's brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a ... See full summary »

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Kate and Will Spicer's brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars. Tom's dream is their promise. Together they went on a Mission to Lars. Written by Anonymous

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a metalhead's perspective
20 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

I had a vague notion of the film's premise before watching "Mission To Lars" - an autistic man's dream to meet Lars Ulrich, drummer and founding member of Metallica.

The film has more in common with a Channel 4 reality TV series like "The Undateables" than anything that could be called "a documentary movie" - it's really a hour long glimpse into the world of the autistic condition known as "Fragile X Syndrome".

I guess you could liken it to a fly on the wall behind the scenes look at something like the Make-A-Wish foundation. Probably a great movie if you have an interest adult mental health, not so great if you are not interested in that.

I would have been quite intrigued to know more about Tom's fanatical love for Metallica, how it started, how it developed and how he managed to amass his excellent collection of memorabilia? At time the movie felt to me like a cynical springboard for the careers of Tom's brother & sister.

Ultimately the only part of the film i enjoyed is when Tom finally got to meet Lars - their interaction was heart warming. The rest of the film, is a boring if insightful look into the world of Fragile X Syndrome...


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