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The Accountant
« on: June 24, 2017, 06:35:14 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/oct/12/the-accountant-movie-review-ben-affleck-autism-thriller

The actor plays a man who uses his disorder to balance books for criminals in a film that struggles to balance derivative action and underwritten romance

"“Sooner or later, difference scares people.” The Accountant puts that sentiment in the mouth of a military man (Robert C Treveiler) explaining the tough ways of the world to his autistic, bullied son. But it could as easily be said by the director Gavin O’Connor, who has put together a drama so familiar and formulaic that even the most timid viewer will be comforted. Or, more likely, anesthetized.

The Accountant is committed to a pretense of difference. Its protagonist, Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), is autistic. As he explains, he has trouble understanding what other people are thinking, he can’t pick up on social cues, he gets deeply absorbed in tasks – especially mathematical tasks – and he panics when he is unable to finish them. As a child (played by Seth Lee), he rocks uncontrollably, throws violent tantrums, wears unsightly glasses, and checks a number of the Hollywood boxes for “geeky” and “different”.".

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I liked this film better did the reviewer. I have always been fascinated with numbers.

I also know some people who are either adults with autism or the parents of an autistic "child". Child being any age.

IMO it is worth watching at least once.
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Re: The Accountant
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 09:50:42 pm »
My husband watched it and he liked it and he is really picky about his likes/dislikes.
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Re: The Accountant
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 10:37:30 pm »
"Be careful who you trust. The devil was once an angel."


Your signature is very true. I have learned that lesson once again lately.

Although it was only on forums...not my real life...found out who were the wolves in sheep clothing.

Who were the lemmings... following the chief wolf.


Also that quote should have had an attribution.




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