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27 Apr 2008, 3:23 am

I just watched this, about a HFA woman who lost her only daughter to a car crash. I'm still processing how I feel about it. Anyone else see it, and what did you think?


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27 Apr 2008, 4:55 am

hartzofspace wrote:
I just watched this, about a HFA woman who lost her only daughter to a car crash. I'm still processing how I feel about it. Anyone else see it, and what did you think?

Liked it, both in comparison to the few portrayals of ASD on film & as an "indie" movie. My "NT" bf & I enjoyed it together, we appreciate the "low-key" aspects of it-yet it wasn't boring, either. We also watched "Mozart & The Whale"-he liked that better than I did, though I did like the book (that "inspired" the story).


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27 Apr 2008, 9:11 am

I wanted to watch it (only saw the trailer) because of Alan Rickman.


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27 Apr 2008, 10:24 am

Having her Cake topic

I had heard of this movie but I did not ge around to watching it. I saw the trailer and the Alan Rickman interview. I am getting it at the first opportunity. I am familiar with the actors and actresses and I am glad the setting is Canadian. Of course, with all that snow!

Thanks hartzofspace, for mentioning this. :D


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27 Apr 2008, 11:04 am

It has some strange aspects to it, like some villagers over there (but maybe that is a prerequisite to life that far North).

It was an nice film, but not a really good one.



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27 Apr 2008, 12:37 pm

i thought it was a good movie!


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27 Apr 2008, 7:12 pm

I think the part where the HFA woman answers the door to the character played by Alan Rickman, had a big impact on me. When she didn't make eye contact, and was twirling her hair, she reminded me so much of myself, that I actually felt embarrassed, LOL. And when she didn't want anyone in her kitchen, too.


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28 Apr 2008, 9:54 pm

but her way of dealing with the tragedy of her daughter's death I felt was under-developed.



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29 Apr 2008, 5:25 pm

I saw this movie but I didn't like Sigourney Weaver's acting. I don't think she pulled it off. Also, I don't think an HFA character would behave like that toward her daughter. Miscast. They should've gotten a better actress.

Alan Rickman will always be good, although he did have the easier role in this movie.



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30 Apr 2008, 8:13 pm

I was also put off by Sigourney Weaver's performance. I just didn't buy it. So a lot of it was hard to watch for me, though Alan Rickman was great as always.