• 4/5

This documentary is heart-warming and wonderful. Owen Suskind lost his speech when he began to show signs of autism at three years old. His parents tried nearly everything, but they couldn't get back their child. He had an obsession with animated Disney movies, and one day, Owen's father tried talking to him using an Iago puppet, and Owen spoke back to him! It was a breakthrough.

The film chronicles the family's struggle to reach Owen, and culminates in his graduation, at age 23, to an independent living apartment, and getting his first job. Gilbert Godfried and Jonathan Freeman attended the premiere, and did some lines from Aladdin with Owen. He had to prompt them as they've forgotten the lines, but Owen has them all memorized!

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