Thursday, April 19, 2007
Now Showing at the Castle: Mozart and the Whale
I just watched this movie from Netflix and am now adding it to my Amazon wishlist. One viewing is simply not enough! From Wikipedia: The film tells the story of two people with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism). Donald (Josh Hartnett) runs a small self-help group for people on the autistic spectrum who are more affected by their autism than he is. Isabelle (Radha Mitchell) is referred to the group by her therapist. Mozart and the Whale is a fictional account, using characters loosely based on the real-life relationship of Jerry Newport and Mary Meinel (now Mary Newport).
The costumes and sets in this film are gorgeous, the actors are just adorable. I want to watch it again slooooly just to devour those aspects.
The cool thing is that when I logged onto imdb I noticed that Jerry Newport posted his own positive comment about the film, certainly can't beat that review!