Life, Animated (2016)
Directed by Roger Ross Williams
***This film is currently streaming via Amazon Prime***
Life, Animated is a documentary that tugs at the heartstrings and, as a self-proclaimed Disney lover, hits close to home for this reviewer. As viewers, we long for Adam to succeed and the film inherently has us rooting for the young kid. Unfortunately, the flick feels a bit manipulative and staged at times. There are several scenes in particular that feel set up simply as a means to advance the story the film wants to push instead of feeling real. Once again, all documentaries manipulate to push their agenda and Life, Animated is no exception. Even with that, the film explores autism in a way I haven't experienced before and that, along with the Disney connection, makes it a worthwhile watch.
The RyMickey Rating: B-