Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A privileged view though the eyes of a genuine iconoclast

That's what Denis Seguin's saying about Billy in his latest review on
Screen Daily.com. Here's an excerpt:


"I know I'm unique," he says in voice over as we watch him alone in that same cafeteria. "I don't let it get to my head… Sometimes I think the imaginative world is much better than the real world. But there's one difference, imagination ain't real."

That's for sure. Some sequences are excruciating: as when Billy attempts to socialise with some boys playing billiards. Despite his entreaties, they blank him. And yet he seems completely unaware that anything is amiss. The social chasm yawns before him as though he were a blindfolded at a cliff edge.

To put it in the stark parlance of his peer group, Billy is weird. Which may be why he takes a shine to Heather, a congenitally cross-eyed girl whose family owns the town diner. A conventional teenage peer but with a glaring physical stigma, she is the opposite of Billy, who is almost faun-like in his physical presence but whose invisible brain chemistry only betrays him when engaged. Their flirtation provides the dramatic backbone to the piece.


Be sure to check out the review in its entirety here.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

Hello, the movie seems to be awesome. Will it be distributed in Europe? I want to watch it...

Ken said...

Billy, thank you for sharing your life with us. With your generous spirit and kind heart, you are a gift to the world. And thank you to Jennifer for bringing us this remarkable story. As an adult with Asperger's, I was filled with a tremendous sense of joy and optimism after seeing your film.
I hope there is more to come.

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