When Beth (Rose Byrne) moves into a new apartment, she isn't quite sure what to make of her neighbor Adam (Hugh Dancy). Although he is handsome, bright and talkative, Adam also has Asperger's Syndrome -- which accounts for his social awkwardness. Despite this, Beth begins to pursue a relationship with the lonely young man.
Why Is Adam Rated PG-13?
Adam is rated PG-13 for thematic material, sexual content and language.
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Adam’s inability to understand social cues or the nuances of language makes for many awkward moments, particularly when Adam asks Beth about her level of sexual excitement. The character also reacts intensely during difficult moments of angst following the loss of his father and other challenging changes in his life. At one point, he hits his head against a mirror and breaks it, causing personal injury. A couple kisses, is shown in bed together and later begins to engage in sexual activity (seen briefly with no nudity). A man admits to a past affair. A woman appears to be inebriated while drinking champagne from a bottle in a public park. Adults are shown drinking in social settings. Characters yell, throw things, push one another and argue on at least two occasions. A character is accused of committing crimes and appears in court. One scene depicts and discusses the social acceptance of homosexual couples adopting foreign babies, followers of the Islamic religion and other groups in comparison to those suffering from developmental or mental challenges. The script contains at least two uses of a strong sexual expletive in a non-sexual context, infrequent profanities and crude slang terms.
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The challenges of mental illness are also examined in the movies like: A Beautiful Mind (based upon the true story of a mathematical genius with paranoid schizophrenia), The Soloist (about the unexpected friendship between a struggling journalist and a homeless musician) and Lars and the Real Girl (where a young man falls in love with a life-like doll he found on an adult website|much to the distress of his family).
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Release Date: 2 February 2010
Adam arrives in DVD with the following bonus materials:
- Commentary by Writer/Director Max Mayer and Producer Leslie Urdang
- Deleted Scenes and Alternate Scenes
- Featurette: Creating ADAM - Behind the Scenes
- FOX Movie Channel Presents: Life After Film School with Rose Byrne