Autism in Love
Directed by Matthew Fuller
The story of four adults with autism spectrum disorders as they search for and manage romantic relationships.
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★★★★ review by Rob Trench on Letterboxd
For the record, I cried about eight times during this.
★★★★ review by CG on Letterboxd
Love is hard - for anyone
★★★½ review by Tyler Featherstone on Letterboxd
Didn't think I'd sit and watch all of this when my girlfriend threw it on the other night. It wasn't bad though.
There are no experts chiming in giving you facts and statistics or anything like that, but rather it follows a few autistic people as they live life, dealing with being autistic and how it impacts their relationships, in their own words.
The group it follows are all from different walks of life and various ends of the spectrum. There's a young adult, still living with his mother, who struggles daily with his autism and is desperate for companionship. Not only do you feel for him, but it's torturous for his mother to go through watching him. There's an autistic couple thinking of taking their relationship to next level. Another guy that has been married for years but dealing with changes that aren't for the better.
It's fairly average in how it's put together, but the subjects make it interesting.
★★★★ review by Todd Malkin on Letterboxd
A very touching movie that manages to be insightful without overplaying itself. A mother's love for her son touched me most, but several scenes spoke to me. I cried. My cats cried. I heard my neighbors crying. There wasn't a dry eye in the neighborhood.
★★★★ review by Americanguy on Letterboxd
Follows the relationships of couples and people with Autism. This had some sad scenes, and some very touching ones. I really love the advice given by one of the women it follows. Sometimes you just have to drop your barriers, whatever they may be and let people love you. Overcome those situations in life that made you feel incapable or undeserving of love. As you see a lot of that with people. One of the funniest things was when Lenny says
“You know what man I'm going admit something to you, you want me to tell you something? I like girls that are black. I like em a lot, what do you think about that?”
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