Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Jul 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of a man suffering from Tourette Syndrome that dreams of becoming a teacher.
My Take on it – Toureete Syndrome was brought to the attention of the public by a very unique episode of L.A. Law in the late 80’s. I remember seeing it and being influenced by it.
A few years later, I actually met a teenager suffering from the same disease which raised my curiosity even more.
Recently I was discussing all of this with a coworker and she mentioned seeing this movie and recommended it to me.
I was so impressed with the way this was done.
The cast is great. Treat Williams and Patricia Harden are both inspirational as the main character Brad Cohen’s parents, but a young James Wolk steals the show as the main character.
Based on my limited but educated knowledge of the disease, he truly acted as if he really was suffering from TS.
The whole movie is very inspiring, but the two scenes that nearly brought me to tears were the auditorium scene and the dinner scene at the end.
Bottom Line – Excellent story of a man who tried to overcome his own personal obstacle to prove to himself that even with a disability one can achieve any goal. Highly recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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