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Fri October 9, 2009
"Adam" at Maiden Alley Cinema
By Todd Hatton
Paducah, KY –
The tagline for this week's offering at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is "A story about two strangers, one a little stranger than the other." Writer and director Max Mayer brings us "Adam," the story of a young man with Asperger's who gets pulled out into the wider world by a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman. Larry Thomas and I talk about the film, one that challenges its audience to see love through the romance of this improbable twosome.
Directed by max mayer
A story about two strangers. One a little stranger than the other...
Romance can be risky, perplexing and filled with the perils of miscommunication - and that's if you aren't ADAM, for whom life itself is this way. In this heartfelt romantic comedy, Hugh Dancy (EVENING, THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC) stars as Adam, a handsome but intriguing young man who has all his life led a sheltered existence - until he meets his new neighbor, Beth (Rose Byrne, "Damages," 28 WEEKS LATER, KNOWING), a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman who pulls him into the outside world, with funny, touching and entirely unexpected results. Their implausible and enigmatic relationship reveals just how far two people from different realities can stretch in search of an extraordinary connection.
Also starring Peter Gallagher (Sex Lies & Videotape, American Beauty) Amy Irving (Carrie, Yentl) & Frankie Faison (Do The Right Thing, The Silence Of The Lambs)
1 HOUR & 39 MINUTES 2009