I saw the movie and very much think that the director and writer did well. My son is 8 yrs old and has Asperger's. Harry Connick Jr. reminded me so much of my son. I immediately knew he had Asperger's without having read anything ahead of time. It seemed right on cue!
Okay, I did see it! I wish the director gave him more lines. Persons with AS tend to monologue a lot. He did start to monologe on her voice mail about the Yankee stadium. But he caught himself. This is something I don't usually see in real-life AS.
He seems show more more close eye-contact than persons who have AS would not tend to be comfortable. The closet scene and some other tight-in scenes would make the people with AS I know to squirm out of the situation.
He refered to his meds as helping his being "rude"; I wish I knew what those meds are! I'll take em! lol Actually I think the meds indicated for autism/AS/PDD are designed to lower the effects of stimuli. Take the edge off, if you will. Maybe the meds were indicated for social anxiety? We don't know; not in the script.
Persons with AS tend to be a master of their language. They tend to have very accurate usage of vocabulary and have a a good vocabulary. They tend to paint detailed pictures with words. The screenwriter gave him a lot of good descriptive speaking parts and was good portaying this.
I find persons with autism tend to speak very directly, without relying on body language nor non-verbal cues. This makes for a very accurate conversation.
I found myself laughhing at the sisters/mom more than laughing at his parts.
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