156. Adam (2009)

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6.8 A bit dry
  • Acting 7.0
  • Directing 6.4
  • Story 7.1
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Starring: Rose Byrne, Hugh Dancy, Peter Gallagher

Director: Max Mayer

Running Time: 99 mins


Adam is an American film about a man with Asperger’s syndrome who falls in love with a woman who moves into the flat above, and as they bond with each other, the woman begins to develop strains with her family, who do not approve of the relationship.

This was definitely a very strange film, as it was designed to be a comedy, yet a meaningful and heartfelt story about how everyone is good inside, but I don’t think that you can really put those two things together; they just clash way too much.

Because of that, the comedy in this film was basically quite poor. There were actually very few jokes, and those that there were weren’t very funny either. This also made the film quite boring to watch, as there was not much that was very happy about it, even though it does become uplifting by the end.

On the other hand, the story of this film was great, I thought that it was a great idea, and if it were designed to not be a comedy, I think the film would have been a whole lot better. Also, all of the actors in this film performed brilliantly in my opinion, which really helped it a lot.

Overall, I’ll give this 6.8 because although it was quite boring and not very funny, it had a good story with great performances from the actors.

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