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Sam (Keir Gilchrist) is a senior in high school, who takes regular classes and has an after-school job at an electronics store, where he is friends with his nerdy coworker Zahid (Nik Dodani).
As far as we can tell, she’s just some manic pixie dream girl who saw Sam’s Antarctica-and-penguins-themed sketches and fell madly in love. He’s not totally unaware or uninterested in what people are doing around him. He tries to have a one-night stand with a college girl.
Sam’s track-star sister Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine) gently pokes fun at him in a way that teaches him how to do better.
I’ve only had a few friends in my life who could do that, and let me tell you, it feels a million times better to have someone laugh you about your weird moments instead of tiptoeing around them.
The autistic community has been waiting a long time for books, movies, and TV shows that show us as people, rather than plot devices, and while it’s slow-going, we’re gradually moving in that direction.
The change in how autism and dating are portrayed onscreen is a great start.