In this romantic film, Beth decides whether to start a relationship with Adam, her neighbor who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Beth is played by Rose Byrne (X-men: First Class) while one of my fave actors, Hugh Dancy (The Jane Austen Book Club) takes on the role of Adam. Catch the trailer and my thoughts after the jump:
The story is incredibly sweet and feels really real. It also has some laugh-out-loud moments, as evidenced in the trailer. Need more convincing? Adam is brought to us by Fox Searchlight, the same studio that gave us the charming 500 Days of Summer and several award-winning pictures including Black Swan, 127 Hours, The Wrestler, and Slumdog Millionaire.
The only thing that was weird to me was the casting of Peter Gallagher (The OC) as Byrne’s dad since in real life, he’s only 16 years older than she is. It wouldn’t be a distraction if he at least looked older than her, but no dice. Plus, the fact that they could have put a better actor in the role, seeing as it’s a significant part of the storyline.
But I have to say that I LOVE the soundtrack. So many lovelies but my fave song is When You Find Me by Joshua Radin. The genius that is Radin also has another song on the soundtrack, Someone Else’s Life. The Weepies’ Somebody Loved is pretty great, too. The amazing duo also has Can’t Go Back Now in the movie, which I had on my iPod even before seeing Adam. You might add it to your mp3 player after listening to it below: