Mozart and the Whale
Mozart and the Whale ★★½ 2005 (PG-13)
Based on a true story. Donald (Hartnett) and Isabelle (Mitchell) both have Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism), which results in problems dealing with the outside world or other people. Donald has assembled a support group, which Isabelle decides to join. Since Donald is so shy, she makes the first romantic move at a Halloween party where she's dressed as Mozart and Donald hides inside a whale costume. The relationship grows stronger but has a lot of pitfalls as Donald gains self-confidence while Isabelle grows more uncertain. Filmed on location in Spokane, Washington. 93m/C DVD . Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell, Gary Cole, Sheila Kelley, John Carroll Lynch, Rusty Schwimmer, Robert Wisdom; D: Petter Naess; W: Ronald Bass; C: Svein Krovel; M: Deborah Lurie.