• Publication date: November 15, 2010

They don't fit in. Except together. Mozart and the Whale: A match made in heaven

Donald Morton suffers from Asperger's Syndrome; Morton�s disability has gifted him with an almost beyond human knack for numbers, though at the expense of dysfunction. Sufferers from Asperger's often find themselves preoccupied with seemingly peculiar ideas and are overly focused on contemplating them.


Donald Morton suffers from Asperger's Syndrome; Morton�s disability has gifted him with an almost beyond human knack for numbers, though at the expense of dysfunction. Sufferers from Asperger's often find themselves preoccupied with seemingly peculiar ideas and are overly focused on contemplating them.

Donald has been lucky enough to overcome many, though certainly not all of the disease�s common obstacles, so much so that he leads an autism support group. This is where he meets the beautiful Isabelle Sorenson.

Isabelle seems too good to be true; like Donald she suffers from the same form of autism. However, while Donald�s autism is expressed in an obsession with numbers, Isabelle�s results in extreme creativity and awkward social outbursts.

Together the two soon spark a relationship, though Isabelle is frighteningly sexually forward, something Donald is not accustomed to. The relationship gets rocky when Isabelle, believing she is doing Donald a favor, reorganizes and cleans his bird-ridden apartment. Donald responds in anger and drives a wedge between what might just be a match made in heaven.

Mozart and the Whale is based on the true story of Jerry Newport, a man who realized he was autistic after watching the movie the �Rain Man.�

This movie is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some thematic material.

Showing on: MBC MAX

Year: 2005

Runtime: 94 mins

Genre: Romance/ Drama

Starring:

Josh Hartnett

Radha Mitchell

Gary Cole

John Carroll Lynch

Rusty Schwimmer

Sheila Kelley

Allen Evangelista

Erica Leerhsen

Nate Mooney

Robert Wisdom

Directed by: Peter Naess