After a literal emotional, mental, and [what really sucks as an additional] financial breakdown at age 48, after a 30+yr microbiology & micro software career, & what seemed an eternity altho merely MY lifetime wondering wth is WRONG WITH ME??? , I was finally diagnosed Aspergers. Revelation came very late as I come to understand many of my peers also experience as I finally lost out to my lifetime struggle with being so "different" was ultimately brought on by my having not one, but two sons diagnosed on the spectrum at ages 15 & 16. Only a year apart, when puberty kicked in with all the forces of testosterone, what had always been pretty traumatic & difficult turned all but impossible.
I'll spare the emotionally draining loss of all hope & eventual fairly complete loss of most abilities to function adequately in this world for an altogether opposite sentiment: acceptance.
This movie, while not all that similar to my own journey, revealed just enough to bring this aspie a sense of peace in the concept of not being alone. To which I feel a necessity to add: whether or not one is on the spectrum, and despite the fact autism is known to induce a range of FEELING totally alone in the world in those afflicted - to virtually EXISTING in loneliness for the duration of (our) journey, there IS ONE THING all should understand from not only this movie, but thousands of others: what ALL humans, autistic & not desire and NEED is to NOT feel all alone in this world.
This movie does a decent job at insuring one sample set of society understand that altho we feel very different and in fact, VERY alone in our world, we are not .... and there CAN BE great solace in the acceptance of (what society labels this disorder 2b named) having autism, and NOT labeling oneself as BEING autistic. Ultimately, we ALL have developmental disabilities in various forms and we ALL NEED to feel included, not alone and that we MATTER! This movie simply calls attention to the one of seemingly endless ways human beings FIND to separate, rather than include each other from the very human condition which makes us all of a common species of human beings.
The movie brought this aspie some validation and for a time afterwards, not alone. For that, I am grateful and give 5 stars.