#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When Sam’s girlfriend breaks up with him he becomes depressed. To cheer him up, and get things back to normal, his socially awkward brother Simon (Skarsgård) decides to set out on a quest to find Sam a new, perfect, girlfriend. Struggling with his own Asperger Syndrome, the quest is more difficult than Simon first expected.
Plot: Simon has Asperger’s syndrome and doesn’t like changes in his life. He lives with his big brother Sam and Sam’s girlfriend Frida. When Frida can’t stand having to adapt to Simon’s peculiarities anymore she takes off, leaving Simon with having to find a new, perfect, girlfriend for his brother.
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Insightful film about Asperger syndrome, mixed with a lot of humor to make this film acceptable for the average viewer
I saw this film at Noordelijk Filmfestival 2011 (in Leeuwarden, province of Friesland NL). I was a bit reluctant at first to book this film, as I feared some uncomfortable moments where you feel you can’t bear to watch any further. But I stand corrected.
The first half gives us an insightful view into the lives of people dealing with Asperger, including the problems faced by family and friends. A nice touch were the mnemonic diagrams we saw projected on screen, obviously an internal aid for Simon in deriving someone’s mood from his facial expression. Most “normal” people don’t need such lists, but requiring such is a genuine characteristic of this syndrome.
A lot of humor is interwoven in the script. It offers many moments of relief for us (the audience). That is definitely a positive side of this film. On the other hand, I suspect several things to be simplified too much. People dealing with Asperger syndrome in the real world, may see many flaws and impossibilities, most of which we (as bystanders) are bound to overlook.
The role of the parents is sketchy but believable, and it is clear that they are at their wits end in dealing with Simon. The only one who can cope with the various difficult situations we witness on screen, is his brother, who can get him back from the imaginary rocket he climbs in when wanting to escape from a situation he cannot deal with. The girl friend of this brother can cope for only a short period, and leaving is the only logical solution for her. But for Simon it is a disastrous move as it breaks down the duty roster with daily household tasks, hence needing a solution forthwith.
A considerable part of the film is devoted in finding a new girl friend for this brother, leading to all sorts of hilarious situations, between the lines illustrating how Asperger patients think. We see Simon translating the girl hunt into an algebraic exercise. He takes the good and bad features his brother mentioned about his ex-girl, much too literal when composing a score card to be used when interviewing possible candidates. Later on, his brother shows that opposites attract (beautifully demonstrated with two magnets), and Simon adjusts the search protocol accordingly.
I was a bit disappointed with the feel good scenes at the end, where Simon went to a lot of trouble while organizing a romantic dinner for this brother. I truly believe that someone like Simon can think of the necessary preparations to get this off the ground, since planning ahead is Standard Operating Procedure for him. But involving and motivating several helpers he needs, is a bit far-fetched. Even worse, it seems impossible for someone with his handicap to deal with complications and unexpected problems that cannot be avoided with such an undertaking.
All in all, the insight it gave us in the minds of people like Simon, is an important feature of this film. In many aspects it does remind us of Jim Parsons aka Dr. Sheldon Cooper and his tendency towards rigorous routines and protocols. On the other hand, I suspect some simplifications about Asperger patients in interaction with their family and friends, and also in his apparent success in organizing the romantic dinner for this brother. I scored a 4 (out of 5) for the audience award when leaving the theater.
there may not be feelings in outer space, but there are quite a few in this movie
Even before Andreas Öhman’s “I rymden finns inga känslor” (called “Simple Simon” in English) identified its protagonist as someone with Asperger’s, I noticed that he displayed a number of the characteristics: intense focus on a topic, awkward communication, and preference for structured, unchanging schedules. Sweden’s submission to the 83 Academy Awards does an excellent job depicting Asperger’s without turning it into a joke, although it does manage to be funny. With his role as Simon here and his role as Pennywise in last year’s “It”, Bill Skarsgård is showing himself to be a fine thespian. I recommend it.
PS: keep watching after the credits.
Original Language sv
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Andreas Öhman
Writer Jonathan Sjöberg (screenplay), Andreas Öhman (screenplay)
Actors Bill Skarsgård, Martin Wallström, Cecilia Forss, Sofie Hamilton
Awards 3 wins & 9 nominations.
Production Company Naive
Sound Mix Dolby SR, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Red One Camera
Film Length 2,340 m
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A