Rated PG-13 by the MPAA – contains some mild sexual content, brief strong language
Adam is a fairly conventional romantic dramedy, albeit one with a slight twist. The poster proclaims that it is a story about two strangers, one a little stranger than the other. This may be true, as the titular Adam (Hugh Dancy) has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (a label that may soon no longer be diagnosed, as it will perhaps be described as simply autism, albeit high functioning). And while this small twist does make for a slightly elevated telling of a conventional romantic drama, it isn’t enough to make the film entirely memorable.
At the beginning of the film Adam loses his dad, though he doesn’t react as most NT’s (neuro-typicals) might in the same situation. He doesn’t cry, doesn’t emote at all. He simply goes home and continues his life, going to work at a toy company where he is able to practice his electronic engineering skills in relative isolation.