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About the Movie
Off a dirt road in rural Maine, a precocious 20-year-old woman named Michelle Smith lives with her mother Julie. Michelle is quirky and charming, legally blind and diagnosed on the autism spectrum, with big dreams and varied passions. Searching for connection, Michelle explores love and empowerment outside the limits of "normal" through a provocative sex-positive community, and prides herself as being a kinkster and pansexual. Michelle's joyful story of self-discovery celebrates outcasts everywhere.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: If this were a Lifetime movie, it would end with Ms. Smith securing a job as a grocery bagger and viewers coming away feeling that all is fine. It is decidedly not a Lifetime movie.
Fresh: The film's overall effect lets the person - not the condition - be the real story, one that's worth sharing.
Rotten: Rarely feels unique, insightful or engaging enough to fully justify our attention.
Fresh: Proves alternately inspiring and depressing even while skirting uncomfortably close to voyeurism.
A Reflective Viewer
...life is perplexing and complicated. this film was tasteful as it addressed sex positivity, it was daring as it addressed family and relationships construction, it was heartfelt as it addressed the internal disconnect that we all feel as we negotiate our lives.
Complicated and Truthful
Very moving portrayal of a complicated person - a human being just like all of us! I love Michele's message about "unlearning normal" - and found the film uplifting and entertaining. I was really moved by how empathetic the film is to Michele and her family - not easy for anyone and yet so full of love.
This movie is a conversation I hope all people around the world can be having with one another.