Adam is the moving story of a young man who falls in love with his upstairs neighbor, Rose, but this film is anything but your typical Hollywood romance.
Max Mayer said, "It's the story about a young man who has Asbergers syndrome, which is a high functioning form of Autism; a young woman moves into the building and there's a sort of gentle friendship that evolves into a romantic friendship."
The movie is directed by Max Mayer and stars Hugh Dancy and Beth Buchwald. The talented team weaves the tale of a wounded Rose, who finds Adam's honesty refreshing. He then clings to the stability she brings to life.
Beth said, "For me, it was a very liberating character to be playing, Asbergers is a really serious condition, but I think the film deals with it in a really wonderful way because it brings out the humor and the things that everybody can relate to."
Max said, "It's about relationships that are complicated, and relationships are hard and that's okay, because that's how we're wired."
While their challenges are clear, you will find yourself clinging to the possibility that maybe this couple will make it.
Hugh said, "It's not your typical happy ending, yet at the same time there's some optimism for people; the way that we tie the story up is bittersweet, that you're left with hope for the characters, not to give away the ending."
Beth said, "It felt very uplifting and there's so much potential left that you can kind of invent whatever you want to happen after that."
Adam opens in selective theaters tonight.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times