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Winner: Signed Movie Poster from "Adam" Featuring Asperger's

ADAM_One-Sheet-1 Have you seen Adam? Leave us a comment sharing your thoughts!

Congrats to JC Capurso who has won a signed movie poster. The contest is closed.

ADAM, a romance featuring a title character with Asperger's Syndrome, opens July 29, 2009.  You can see an advance screening Catch a screening before the 29th! The screenings are open to the public. Find your city and get a sitter! CLICK HERE to find a screening. Watch the trailer below the jump.

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 (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.

Directed by: Max Mayer Written by: Max Mayer Produced by: Leslie Urdang, Miranda De Pencier and Dean Vanech Co-produced by: Gary Guidice, Geoff Linville Executive produced by: Dan Revers and Christina Weiss Lurie Cast: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving and Frankie Faison.
Click HERE to visit the official Fox Searchlight site for Adam.



Just watched the trailer and cannot wait to see this film that just opened in our area (Silicon Valley). Tears gushed out of my eyes when Adam told his girlfriend that he could see she was upset but didn't know what to do about it... and she had to ask for a hug (at the same time I couldn't help but think she's lucky if he could at least glean her state of mind). My husband is an Aspie, though still refuses the "official" diagnosis. For love and loyalty, I've been hanging in there for 13+ years, though barely (and apparently against the odds as I've read recently that divorce rates are 80% for couples with AS partners). I dearly hope every one of my friends and relatives will see this film just to get a glimpse into our daily life which is sooo stressful, to say the least, for both of us. And it's hard to get support from friends and family members who love us both and who responded with un-thought-out comments of denial or even light reproach each time I tried to approach the subject, however gingerly. I gave up after a while, which is very isolating and has me in despair at times. Anyway, thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to write these words here. Wishing much courage and perseverance to all of you out there who have AS or an AS partner.

Ben's Mom

Saw it, very good and also appropriate treatment of inclusive life for Very High Functioning AS man. Because everybody can fall in love and we all can learn from each other and grow as the result of our exposure to someone different, who knows that better than those of us touched by ASD?

Highly recommended, not too sentimental- you won't need too many kleenex, but you will enjoy some very funny moments that we will get as "insiders"


I loved the trailer for this movie and can't wait to see it released in my city.
It seems like a interseting and touching new look on a romantic film. I'm sure it will do great and bring a new light to AS

Christopher Franqui

I totaly liked the trailar for this movie. As a person who himselves is a teenager with asperger syndrome. I can totaly relate to how Adam feels becouse I myself see the world that way.The trailar is true when it shows how hard it is for Adam to get the emotional clues that comes with romance.I myself struggling with the idea that when is it the best time to say Hey you look so beautiful or when to give a hug. Movie like this one makes my world as well as that of other more understandable and i am proud that this movie came out, so that other can other stand what those of us with asperger syndrome deal with and see.

Josh Crampsey

I find myself drawn to pretty much all Fox Searchlight movies, and especially this one in particular. Asperger's is rarely covered in film.


Just found out about the poster contest, and it's closed! (Congrats to the winner.) All of the screenings in my area are full. Really interested in seeing this movie because my boyfriend is an Aspie! (We saw the trailer prior to the movie we'd gone to see, and before Adam announced that he has AS, I knew it.)

George Baker

Glad to hear about the movie. Don't live in a screening city but will try to catch the DVD release. Oh ya the poster would be nice too.

George Baker

Mandy Luchtefeld

This movie looks super cute and I would love the chance to win.


Would love this movie poster from my son's room!

Kelly Langston

I'd like to enter the poster contest. I have a wonderful friend who has Aspergers and works at Earthfare. He would get a real kick out of having that poster!


Wow!! AoA, you don't miss anything autism!! Cool!

This would be great fun!! A little getaway time....

Thanks for considering me as a recipient!

Rhonda Boe

Hope this movie will give some positive press and better understanding for people in the Autism Spectrum!


Hey Jake-- I hope you're going to see and write about the film. I'd like to embrace the hopeful view more than anything and don't want to discourage artists from taking on the subject. For many of us, seeing our children reach Adam's point in communication and development is a big goal. I'm a bit nervous about the Mozart/Jefferson/Einstein thing, though. I think some of us could benefit from open processing about it.

jc capurso

Please enter me. My son Alec has AS!!
Jacey Capurso

Heather C

I am sooo going to see this.
Will there be Kleenex provided?

Jake Crosby

Oh, how I wish I could see Adam during a free screening! All the cinemas showing it in my area are booked!



Venue Screening Date
Fifth Ave Cinemas 21st July 2009 -- 07:00 pm

Look for a handsome autism Dad and his beautiful blonde wife! Enjoy, Todd.

Todd DeA

Well, if there is a Canadian quota that needs filling, we would be more than happy to look after the Vancouver screening . . .


So happy it's opening in Austin...I really would like to see this film. I hope for a love story of his very own when my Aspie gets older.


Here in Norway it goes straight to DVD... some time next year, i think.

It was the same thing with Black Ballon

What if the next movie with ASD could have these actors starring:
Jenny McCarthy
Jim Carry
Tom Hanks
Will Smith
Martin Sheen
Megan Fox
Leonardo DiCaprio
Brad Pitt

2 1/2 hour long movie with action, MB-12, drama, MMR, Thimerosal, HBOT, comedy, ABA, love, hope, conspiracy, AND a world recognised solution to the Autism Epidemic.

It could be the blockbuster and oscar winner of 2011...

But it's just a dream... or is it?


Watching the trailer for this movie brought tears to my eyes. I wish it was showing in the Tampa Bay area. :(


I wish there was a screening closer to Mississippi. Oh well.

Jason Ross

Hi, I was a consultant for the film through Adaptations at the JCC Manhattan. My friends and I at Adaptations helped by talking about Aspergers with the lead Actor. It will be great for people to watch this film succeed in showing the positive features of Autism/Asperger Syndrome go a long way. Autism/Aspergers has more potential than one would think. Anybody who will watch this film in the coming weeks should think about how you can allow someone with Autism/Aspergers to live fulfilling lives by pushing us to reach every goal we want. Every one should be more like how my mom is. Friendship is an integral part of human beings and eventually romance too. People need to continue to observe us and/or listen to our voices to help. Every thing for any one comes in due time with patience.
Life is a hard road sometimes, but every one reaches the same ending of success.

Jason Ross

michele i.

I need a night out with a movie that will actually interest me!

Melissa R Troutman

Wow! Our son has ASD...if he can get to this point, e.g. unprompted speech and let alone living on his own...we would be THRILLED!!! (We hope this could be his reality someday...just taking it day by day and praying ALL the way!)

The movie looks like a truly fun, cute get away... It's nice to get out/away from the reality of what we all deal with second by second, minute by minute, moment by moment of every day!

Thanks for posting the trailer...
Melissa R. Troutman

Carrie Elsass

That looks fabulous! I would love to get passes for a Seattle showing if I could!

NameBob, Debby, and David Salsburg

Our son David has AS and we'd like to enter to win the signed movie poster. Thank you.
Bob, Debby, and David Salsburg

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