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      The Story of Luke

      Released Apr 5, 2013 1 hr. 35 min. Comedy Drama List
      83% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 78% 500+ Ratings Audience Score After his grandmother dies, an autistic young man (Lou Taylor Pucci) is forced to adjust to life in the outside world. Read More Read Less

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      mauro l ...and then Predator arrived and chose him as the next evolutionary step. The superhumanization of the autistic condition begins with films like this. (Mauro Lanari) Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Totally great movie!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Lilliana Mayo's Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú is probably one of best autism center's in the world, and almost the only one that works with the little non-verbal kids until they're talking and then getting jobs in their late teens and early twenties. And therefore, her son, Alonso Mayo, probably knows more about young adults with autism than most of us working in the field of autism, as this flick he wrote and directed shows. I just finished watching his "The Story of Luke" sort out of a sense of professional obligation, knowing it wouldn't really be that good as an entertaining movie; but I was wrong. It a great movie, a semi-feel-good comedy. Really well done from the understanding of autism to the background music, to the acting and the script. Everyone related to autism in one way or another should see it, including those of us working in the field and my fellow behavior analysts. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Fueled by great performances and strong sensitivity. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Actually very good, much better than expected. It's surprisingly touching and very well acted. Very underrated film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Awesome!! Funny, Heartwarmin. A must see!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Daniel M. Gold New York Times When it works, the film serves as a modest reminder that the challenges of autism may sometimes be no more daunting or fearsome than those that face anyone in search of an independent life. Rated: 3/5 Apr 5, 2013 Full Review Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times "The Story of Luke" is not a saga of epic proportions, but with a huge assist from Pucci's layered performance, takes a premise that could easily be movie-of-the-week sappy and finds a humanizing lightness. Rated: 3/5 Apr 5, 2013 Full Review Chuck Wilson Village Voice A feel-good story about an autistic man's quest for independence, The Story of Luke is a charming little film in need of a bit more grit. Apr 3, 2013 Full Review Bernard Boo Way Too Indie Mayo and Pucci work together to create a portrayal of a young autistic male with authenticity and taste. Luke is not a caricature, nor is his condition understated. Rated: 8.9 Apr 11, 2019 Full Review Kirk Honeycutt honeycuttshollywood.com The first comedy gem of 2013. Rated: 8 Apr 5, 2013 Full Review Matthew Odam Austin American-Statesman The outsized nature of their insensitivities is meant to reinforce the pain and humiliation from Luke's perspective, but it makes for a movie with an uneven tone. Rated: C+ Apr 4, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After his grandmother dies, an autistic young man (Lou Taylor Pucci) is forced to adjust to life in the outside world.
      Director
      Alonso Mayo
      Executive Producer
      Jeong Jun You, Chris Jung, Steve LeBlanc, Ellen LeBlanc, Luca Matrundola
      Screenwriter
      Alonso Mayo
      Distributor
      Gravitas Ventures
      Production Co
      Fluid Film, Showbox/Mediaplex
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 5, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2017
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