Max Mayer’s romantic drama that charmed audiences at Sundance last year about a man with Asperger syndrome is now on DVD. Adam (Hugh Dancy), the titular character who suffers from an especially pronounced case of the developmental disorder, tries to find his footing in the world after the death of his father. Meanwhile, his new neighbor Beth (Rose Byrne) takes a romantic interest in him despite his social dysfunction, and must come to grips with his innate inability to connect. Adam is a remarkably touching film; see why it is worth your time and heart after the jump.
“Adam” is the tale of an unconventional romance between a bright, sophisticated young woman and a mysterious, sheltered, brilliant young man, who try to find ways to connect, even when they can’t possibly see the world the same way.
Adam (Hugh Dancy) has had a sheltered existence all his life, due to the odd behavior and strange intensity that are a result of Asperger’s, a syndrome that is responsible for his shockingly straight-forward truth-telling and lack of concern for social conventions. When Beth (Rose Byrne) moves into the same building, Adam finds himself falling for her, in spite of all the obstacles they face. Hit the jump to read the interview.