Category – Drama-Romance ; Rating – 3.5 ; Comment – Taking care of those who need that care is an esoteric experience in itself!
A lazy Sunday evening and aimless channel surfing – I ended up watching “Adam” for an hour and half…a heartening realistic romance drama. It was a realistic ending with big emphasis on pragmatism!
The theme is an underlying romance between the budding writer and an Aspergers , For those, who is new to the term Aspergers,can read it out here…The movie tries to define love – love is to whom you may feel connected and about what.
Nevertheless, the challenge is always in the difference it makes when you know you are being loved Vs being in love. No doubt that being in love is a great feeling, but I read somewhere that the most powerful force in a woman’s life is the need to be appreciated, loved and cherished for what she is… – that kind of laid the foundation on why Beth feels that way…
What caught my attention in the movie is the challenges the caretakers of Aspergers go through – while it gives a great satisfaction to manage someone who has aberrations at psychological level (there are so many undefined mental states outside Aspergers, some even undetected!) it is so tough on an individual – there are millions and millions of those individuals around this world who go through those emotions and pursue towards the greater goal of taking care of their loved ones…and many-a-times without any recognition. This movie is a dedication to those lovely souls of mankind who care for others…God bless!
When the fourteen year old talked about anthropology and the connection of races – the six year old has to add on to it….” i know, i know….i am connected to you, you are connected to grandpa and so i am connected to grandpa!” – the pride of discovering the concepts and the pride of discussing a topic with the elders make the little one so enthusiastic!!……….so, he adds on……….
“mom, what happens to grandmom?………..is she still connected to you…….you said she is dead? how do we connect to her?”…..
As though it was a dream, the answer came “our souls are always connected – what went missing was the physical presence!”……
Not sure how much the six year old would have understood, but this was indeed a very satisfying answer which made him feel that grandmom is around still!!