Adam Synopsis
A man (Hugh Dancy) with Asperger syndrome falls for a new neighbor (Rose Byrne.
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San Francisco Chronicle

It's the speed of love, not the speed of light, that occupies Adam, a small, sweet movie about one man's widening cosmos.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The beautifully crafted Adam offers no pat or easy answers.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
It may not be original, but Adam could leave a lump in your throat.
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By James Berardinelli
The tendency for an actor in a role like this is to overact. The result is often disastrous, reducing a character into a caricature. Hugh...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A sensitive but not sentimental story about a romance involving a mentally challenged young man never makes a misstep.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's hard to buy this relationship even for a moment. Adam is sweet, meticulous, and, at times, sort of clever, but it's also a...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It can be argued that Adam uses Asperger's as a kind of metaphor for the barriers that people erect to fend off strangers, to guard against...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Adam is a cut above most romances and boasts a intriguing conclusion. One comes away with a sense of hope, leavened by realism.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Adam succeeds at getting inside its hero's mind and, more impressively still, gives us entrée to his singular soul.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Is a man with Asperger’s boyfriend material? It’s difficult to determine how we wind up here, but it’s strange that a movie ostensibly...
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ADAM - is charmingly sweet! Rating: 86 out of 100. (Based on advance press preview)

Wed. July 29 - I just attended the advance press preview of this evocatively 97-minute movie by directer Max Mayer - starring the talented Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne - good chemistry and wonderful...

Definately see Adam!

By Amylynne87
Besides the fact that Hugh Dancy asked me to spread the word (ok, not me personally but the whole audience) : ) , I really do think that everyone should see Adam. For being filmed in only 25 days it...

Adam is a "first"!

By pscohen
Having married someone whom I've come to realize has mild Asperger's syndrome, I found this movie extremely touching, but also a watershed event to help people realize how people with Asperger's...

“ADAM” – A fish out of water, like a place lost in Space = Rating: 8 of 10 stars (based on an advance screening).

By jimchudnow
Adam is a 29-year-old guy ([BLOCKED WEBSITE] played by HUGH DANCY) who appears to be excessively neat, overly organized & a big creature of habit. He works as a computer and electronic genius at a toy...

Aspergers is a way of life

By HarvardMan2009
For those of you who do not know or do not care to know, Aspergers syndrome is a label, and as is the case with many labels; when ever the aformentioned "label" is read about in such publications as...

HUGH DANCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By passion4fashion
HUGH DANCY IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously talk about the perfect man!! Curly brown hair, dazzling blue eyes, that sexy British accent.... *sigh* ...

I have a son who is autistic (autism is a severe form of asbergs)

By cloudy9
I have a son who has severe autism. He is 13 and I know he will never lead a normal life or have a wife etc... but, there are many forms that are not as severe and I have seen/met many people with...


By jumpngeorge
Loved this movie. Story was very interesting and the characters were great. Not your typical love story, but does the typical love story actually exist?...

?? "Asp-BURGERS" Anyone? ??

By Optimism
Aspberger's. This seemingly newly popular 'condition' (Aspberger's Syndrome) is handled amazingly in this sensitive, superbly acted, engrossing and life-affirming little love story We give the movie...


By talkinrobin
Love the trailer, can't wait to see the movie!...

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic material, sexual content and language.
What Parents Need to Know
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