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Adam

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 25 Aug 2009
Video Release: 02 Feb 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Adam Rated PG-13?


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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