Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: 'Neurotypical' an Engaging Look Inside Autism

The key to "Neurotypical," Adam Larsen's engaging film about autism from the inside, is in the title, a word that some "on the spectrum" use to describe people the world calls normal.
It's a word with a little attitude built into it: "That is so neurotypical," no one here actually says — though some of the autistic speakers do indeed regard the nonautistic with something of the amused, bemused pity with which Spock once beheld Kirk.
"I look at neurotypical life," one tells Larsen, "and I'm sorry, I really don't want to be one of you." Another, befuddled by the phenomenon of small talk: "I thought most of the rest of the world were idiots with no thoughts."


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  2. Interesting that a film "participant" is not permitted to comment on disliking my part in the film. If you removed the content because I posted a link to what I have written about it, that's understandable. If you removed the comment in order to silence my *actual* point of view, that's not so good.