A couple whose son had been institutionalized after being diagnosed as intellectually disabled are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong: their son is deaf.
Did You Know?
This is one of the first major Hollywood productions to hire only Deaf actors and actresses to play the Deaf roles in the movie. Previous productions would tend to hire only hearing actors (using the culturally appropriate spelling of Deaf, with a capital D, showing those who identify cultural-linguistically as Deaf). See more
When Anthony is riding the bike in the street with Jonah and their mother alongside, Jonah is shown in the street without his hearing apparatus on. Then as they move the bike onto the sidewalk, he suddenly does have his hearing apparatus on. See more