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Actors: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, Thomas Jane, D.W. Moffett
Director: John Duigan
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2000     1hr 42min

Imagine experiencing life through the eyes of an innocent child forever. Beautiful and vibrant, Molly McKay might have a mental disability but she's not about to let the world pass her by. Starring Academy Award┬(r) nomine...  more »


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Actors: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, Thomas Jane, D.W. Moffett
Director: John Duigan
Creators: Amy Heckerling, Frank Bodo, Jo Human, Kristine Harlan, Marcus Morton, William J. MacDonald, Dick Christie
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/25/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Leonard J. (leo) from GRANITE FALLS, WA
Reviewed on 6/9/2011...
Very touching story.
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Movie Reviews

Heartwarming story beautifully acted
flickjunkie | 05/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a touching, bittersweet and wonderful film about an autistic woman who gains full use of her cognitive reasoning through an experimental procedure. Molly (Elisabeth Shue) is a 28 year old autistic who has been institutionalized much of her life. When the institution closes, she is left in the care of her self absorbed brother Buck (Aaron Eckhart). She is recommended for a new experimental procedure which transforms her into a normal young woman. As the story unfolds we see her grow from a child into a woman with many sweet and funny moments resulting from Molly's view of the world through childlike eyes. As her relationship with her brother grows, his transformation is as dramatic as hers.The film was charmingly done with a coming of age quality about it. There were numerous comical and heart warming moments resulting from Molly's misperception of a world she is trying to make sense of.The only thing working against this film is the fact that this ground has been retraced in so many ways that it suffers from the tendency to compare it to other films. It has elements of `Flowers for Algernon', `Rainman', `At First Sight' and `Awakenings'. It is difficult for a film to be fully appreciated when the viewer is mentally comparing it to all these other stories. That is a pity in this case because this really is a lovable story in its own right.Elisabeth Shue gives us marvelous performance as Molly. Her portrayal of autism is realistic and endearing. She is so childlike that you really sense that she has the mind of a 3 year old. Later, as she transitions to the mind of an adult, she retains that childlike naiveté that gives the character a purity and wisdom that is fresh and free from cynicism. It was a wonderful performance that regrettably will not be seen by many since this film lives in obscurity as a single facing on the rental shelves.I rated Molly an 8/10. On an emotional level, I really enjoyed it more than that, but I felt compelled to subtract a couple of points for lack of originality. However, if you enjoy human interest stories this one will certainly touch your heart."
Molly -- Entertaining & Informative
Dick Mann | Johnson County, KS, USA | 08/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My wife and I recently rented this movie on DVD and we both liked it very much. I've read many negative reviews of this movie and I sorely disagree as I do with many professional reviewers of many other movies. To me a movies does not have to be perfect in every detail to be entertaining and informative, as Molly was. Many reviewers are locked up in their own elitist ivory towers and think they can recommend, or not, movies for the rest of us. Having been a counselor in the past and knowing several autistic persons, I believe Elizabeth Shue did an incredible job in portraying Molly. Aaron Eckhart, Thomas Jane, and Jill Henessy all did credible performances in support. This text refers to the DVD edition."
Somewhere between truth and fantasy
J. Serrano | Texas | 12/01/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I have a family member with autism. We see more and more of these people in film because sadly their numbers are increasing. I found Elizabeth Shue's performance fairly convincing although I must note there is a hollywood or fairy tale quality to the film. However I found the growing understanding of Molly about her own life, her own world and the world which her brother, Buck and other normal and typical folks inhabit thought provoking and real. I liked how the director depicted Molly's problems with sensory intergration issues trying to show the audience how difficult it is for folks with autism to function in the world and filter out the noise. I would have liked to have seen more time spent on how her brother dealt with his sister's disability prior to her surgury and after her retreat back from the normal typical world"