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      Jane Wants a Boyfriend

      R Released Mar 25, 2016 1 hr. 41 min. Romance Comedy Drama TRAILER for Jane Wants a Boyfriend: Trailer 1 List
      38% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 100+ Ratings Audience Score An overprotective woman (Eliza Dushku) becomes worried when her philandering friend (Gabriel Ebert) falls for her autistic sister (Louisa Krause). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 05 Buy Now

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      Audience Member While Eliza Dushku's performance is a bit flat, Krause and Ebert are excellent in this indie rom com. I wish more time was spend on developing their relationship rather than everyone's relationship to it (Jane is autistic and her sister in particular does not approve of her dating her ladies man friend). Overall, however, the charming scenes outnumber the mediocre ones and it is certainly worth a watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Sweet film loved it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Letting it go. This is like the US version of 'Gabrielle'. About a young woman with Asperger syndrome, trying to date, despite mixed support from her family. This is a cool film. One of the best of its kind. Because this is not the first to explore on such theme. Yeah, they all kind of look the same, but in a different scenario with different syndromes that I even did not know its existence. An unusual romance-drama that focused on as what the director says, 'everyone is worthy of love'. The Jane who has just turned 25, still living with her parents and overprotected by her sister. A big fan of classic romance films and now she decided to take control of her own life. Her interest in having a boyfriend is a good sign for her family, particularly her parents who are moving away. But her sister comes as a big obstacle, especially when she finally found someone interested in her. Which leads to fight back, and how her efforts pays off that comes in the remaining parts. ?I've been so focused on the person you were that I wasn't seeing the person you've become.? An indie film, a crowd funded film. A wonderful screenplay and the direction. There were no blank spaces, they all filled with the fine events. Even I liked the pace and the length of the film. But I liked the casting very much. That's the best happened to it. The title role, Jane was awesomely played the actress. Like the saying 'every dog has its day', this was her spotlight and she shined like a rainbow on the summer. Her sister role as well by Eliza Dushku was great, so the remaining cast. You know most of the story, but how it progresses on its own style was the key to its success. This is not just about Asperger syndrome, but like any family who have had a hard time letting it go after coming to realise their position. It was not exactly a romance film you would expect. Because romance was the least focused part, except the initiation for the rest film, which was built on that platform. With the influence of romance, the story takes off from there till the last. One of the year's best and a must see independent film. The target audience is the families, but very much suitable for all ages. There's no way it could have been better. Only if some other filmmakers, film productions attempted it, they would have altered to their style of filmmaking. Otherwise the core of the theme remains the same. With the least known actors and the crew, this is not some film, but a fine film, an appreciable effort. This is an under-noticed film, as well as underrated. It needs your uplift, so don't turn it down. 8/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review darth darth b Much like the confining straits of autism, Krause's authentic performance is trapped in a story that shifts between being endearing and full-handicapable. Much would be improved if Dushku's character faced reflected social constraints, rather than doting as a caring foil. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully told story about a young girl with aspergers trying to find her own way through life. Ignore the poor critic reviews as they are used to the power house film productions and leading actors and actresses from Hollywood.... The bland cliché types. Well worth a watch and the direction is clean. With all the generic reboots and generic Hollywood blockbusters it's great to see this type of film still being made. Great family film that highlights the differences between neurotypical people and those on the spectrum. Shows that those things that make us different also draw us together Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member It take a while to get going, but the second half of the film has plenty of charm and warmth. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Susan Wloszczyna RogerEbert.com Sweetly-intentioned though somewhat awkwardly structured ... Rated: 2/4 Mar 25, 2016 Full Review Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times "Jane's" affecting emotional core and cathartic conclusion carry the day. Mar 24, 2016 Full Review Andy Webster New York Times Polished and often clever, William C. Sullivan's "Jane Wants a Boyfriend" examines autism in the context of sisterly ties and intimate relationships. Mar 24, 2016 Full Review MaryAnn Johanson Flick Filosopher [S]tilted, forced, phony, emotionally implausible, and - contrary to all apparent hopes for itself - rather paternalistic and patronizing. Nov 30, 2020 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens Although we learn very little to give us a baseline for the different stages or types of autism so as to properly gauge the extent of Jane's condition, it doesn't detract from the emotional beauty and poetry which is brought to life by Louisa Krause. Nov 5, 2019 Full Review David Noh Film Journal International Autism and the challenges it presents for its romantically inclined leading lady are the basis for this well-intentioned but very spotty film. Mar 28, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An overprotective woman (Eliza Dushku) becomes worried when her philandering friend (Gabriel Ebert) falls for her autistic sister (Louisa Krause).
      Director
      William Sullivan
      Executive Producer
      Josh Fisher, Anne Dempsey, Brian Streem
      Screenwriter
      Jarret F. Kerr
      Distributor
      FilmBuff
      Production Co
      Copperline Creative
      Rating
      R (Language)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 25, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
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