Do you like a movie that not only is touching, it is heartfelt and at times seem troubling? The Odd Way home is all this and more, it’s a great story that follows the story of a young musician. She’s searching for her inner peace, with coping with her past, and a young autistic man who touched her with his pure emotion.
This odd couple will take you on an unforgettable journey, through the southwest. Finding happiness in the unlikeliest of places, and seeing each other in ways no one has ever before. Maya is a woman trying to put her past behind her, she was abused as a child and she eventually escapes her life in Los Angeles. She eventually meets Duncan who people say is a hermit in this tiny town, she eventually ends up in. He is socially awkward and a slave to pattern and routine, but a master of map-making and directions. Their journey teaches Maya to care for someone else and takes Duncan into a new world. Their road trip is filled with unexpected surprises and hard realities that redefine the notion of family.
Duncan is a young man living with autism and through a series of unexpected events he ends up on a road trip with Maya a survivor of domestic violence. Together they help each other to see the world in a new light. This story was great, we loved that they helped each other, and she didn’t hold it against him for being different against him. The film is beautifully shot and the scenery is spectacular. You almost feel as though you are on this journey with the two main characters.You learn a bit about autism without being beat over the head with some big point.
For me I deal with autism every day, my son has severe autism he doesn’t really speak and he has taught me a lot of things. He loves everyone and he’s always happy. This movie shows how autism is and with Devon everything has to be lined up a certain way. He will count out his fish sticks and has come a really long way. He teaches us that no matter what he loves you.
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