As a side note, I adored every performance in the film, it's just that those three touched me the most. She understands why Nathan doesn't want to hold her hand or talk to her, but understanding doesn't make it any easier for her to deal with, and still feels that she doesn't understand Nathan at all. The storyline of the film is about a boy and timid depression, childhood did not like to talk to anyone or say much to anybody just like living alone, after growing up and learning level 2, the first day on the very crestfallen when a girlfriend came over and wanted to get acquainted with him, eventually he slowly adjusting to life as normal people and finally his record was achieved beyond imagination of his family. The audience by that point has been trained to know this will be a cause of great discomfort for the boy, who likes his meals pre-sorted in prime numbers. This film is just glorious, fantastic and truthful. When you feel empathy for a character, you know the actor is doing far more than just saying their memorized lines. Nathan understands Mathematics better than anyone, even his parents at the age of five.
If this review managed to get a few more people to see the film, then that's grand. I can't understand why they'd do that. Asa Butterfield, as Nathan, is good, but I am never sure how much talent is required to play a person with a limited emotional range. As if there were not enough plot threads that are not followed up, Nathan's tutor Martin is introduced. If you didn't like the film, then I'm sorry.
The plot becomes a little too cheesy and there are some scenes that felt extremely predictable and very familiar due to their resemblance with scenes from other films dealing with similar story lines. When I was young, I was teased as unemotional, shy, awkward etc. A very well drawn group of characters beautifully acted by the adults and the kids. This gives Nathan newfound confidence and the attention of a girl on the opposing squad. And Jake Davies conveys that brilliantly, and even manages to make us laugh a few times. The person that this movie was based on I am sure had a really hard time losing his dad and dealing with his autism, however in the movie the performance given by Asa Butterfield is as one dimensional as you can get. Nathan meets a girl at the Olympiad who triggers an empathetic response from him that is out of the realm of what one would expect from him.
From the start this film pulls you in and pull on your heart- strings. But the predictable and overly saccharine nature of the screenplay is detrimental to the overall quality of the film. With that setup I was thinking that this movie would be a serious examination of how Nathan would deal with his challenges, but what unfolds is more scripted for audience appeal than thoughtful drama. Perhaps because life is the perfect prime number. From suburban England to bustling Taipei and back again, Nathan builds complex relationships as he is confronted by the irrational nature of love.
Will you even want to try? This is almost a rom-com of awkward people with all possible derivative ideas. I had vaguely heard of this film, and was not expecting it to be anything special: it is. I cried at most of the moments he was on screen: I cried out of recognition of both my younger self and of those I have met further up the spectrum than myself. My favourite film of 2014, and one of my favourites of all time. He meets Zhang Mei , a lovely , smart Chinese girl and who is the only girl in the Chinese team.
She's someone who has sacrificed so much, and has had to care for her son on her own. The subject could easily be replaced or removed and the film would hold strong by because in awe of the fundamental driven narrative. When Nathan is taken under the wing of unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. The characters were beautifully written and performed by the stellar cast, but I feel a special mention has to be given to three of the actors in particular: Asa Butterfield, who portrays Nathan with such grace and skill, and captures the mannerisms and inner struggles of those on the spectrum brilliantly. Autism isn't a one-size-fits-all condition, and people shouldn't come away with the idea that everyone with autism is a genius. Sorry, I hate to say it but this movie is premised on the fact that people will give it high ratings because it's about a kid with mental problems.
The distinction causing this however is that he is has been diagnosed with Autism, which passes the conclusion that he is socially awkward, shy and 'unique'. He is already in popular demand, having been at the centre of Martin Scorsese's attention in 'Hugo' and the failed Young Adult fantasy adaptation 'Ender's Game'. Butterfield here goes much, much deeper, and fulfils the early promise of Striped Shirt, Hugo et al. We're seen as someone to pity or someone who's an easy target for a joke. Asa Butterfield plays the protagonist Nathan and does it brilliantly. It's nice and affectionate, though dips into gooey realms of sentimentality. A waste of time as there are far, far better romcoms about people with limited social skills.
I wish there were more films like this, with the same energy, style, charm, acting talent and intimacy. There's very little maths or for anyone interested in a peek into that world. But the acting and the characters make this film worth recommending for me. At this point you realize how the story is going to end, along with the regular clichés. If I were to be critical, I would say that the ending which isn't entirely what I expected could be accused of a little glibness, but that is being finicky.
The perfectly pitched boy-meets-girl thread moved the story to a different plane. The girl notices his discomfort and he quickly explains the problem to her. The character is well written, yes, but I honestly can't imagine any other actor in the role. You have made an aspie who sometimes feels like nobody understands realise that people do understand. Words cannot describe how good he is in this film and I could say the same about the two others to come. The media doesn't do us many favours either, with films tending to all stick to common stereotypes without every really looking underneath.