History YMMV / RainMan

11th Feb '18 1:04:28 PM JJHIL325
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: While "Mentally-Challenged people are still just as human as everybody else" seems obvious nowadays, it was a message that was desperately needed in the 1980s.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: While "Mentally-Challenged people are still just as human as everybody else" seems obvious nowadays, it was a radical message that was desperately needed in when the 1980s.movie debuted.
11th Feb '18 1:01:11 PM JJHIL325
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* FairForItsDay: The movie is criticized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, mainstream awareness of autism owes much to this film, and it [[GenreTurningPoint opened the floodgates for introducing mentally challenged characters in media.]] According to the book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'', the movie also helped general population become much more sympathetic towards autistic people, as the movie gave them a basic understanding of the condition.

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* FairForItsDay: The movie is criticized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, mainstream awareness of autism owes much to this film, and it [[GenreTurningPoint opened the floodgates for introducing mentally challenged characters in media.]] According to the book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'', the movie also helped the general population become much more sympathetic towards autistic people, as the movie gave them a basic understanding of the condition.
11th Feb '18 1:00:35 PM JJHIL325
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* FairForItsDay: The movie is criticized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, mainstream awareness of autism owes much to this film, and it [[GenreTurningPoint opened the floodgates for introducing mentally challenged characters in media.]] The book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' also points out that the general population became much more sympathetic towards autistic people as they gained a basic understanding of the condition from the movie.

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* FairForItsDay: The movie is criticized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, mainstream awareness of autism owes much to this film, and it [[GenreTurningPoint opened the floodgates for introducing mentally challenged characters in media.]] The According to the book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' ''Literature/NeuroTribes'', the movie also points out that the helped general population became become much more sympathetic towards autistic people people, as they gained the movie gave them a basic understanding of the condition from the movie.condition.


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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: While "Mentally-Challenged people are still just as human as everybody else" seems obvious nowadays, it was a message that was desperately needed in the 1980s.
24th Jan '18 3:15:52 PM BananaPancakes
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The soundtrack is full of it, some of which is still fun to listen to. "Iko Iko" (by the Belle Stars) and "Las Vegas" are standouts. The music itself is brought to us by the one and only Music/HansZimmer.
* FairForItsDay: The movie is criticized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, the film was responsible for mainstream awareness of autism, and it opened the floodgates for introducing mentally-challenged characters in media. The book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' also points out that the general population became much more sympathetic towards autistic people as they gained a basic understanding of the condition from the movie.
* {{Glurge}}: Despite the general [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments positive]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel reception]] of the movie and awesome Oscar-winning acting on the part of Creator/DustinHoffman, for many autistic people, the movie's much more {{Glurge}}-y than anything else. The simplistic portrayal of autism in the movie, and the way it's used as a plot device to teach the "neurotypical" protagonist not to be a {{Jerkass}}, make it guaranteed FlameBait on many autistic support forums.
** This is further aggravated by the fact that this film created a trend in Hollywood for sympathetic and tearful films about InspirationallyDisadvantaged, which at some point turned into one of the most negative examples of OscarBait.
* NightmareFuel: ''Any'' time Raymond freaks out.
** Charlie tries to force Raymond to go on a plane, even after he insists that there's a real risk that it'll crash. But just before they board it, Ray screams bloody murder and hits himself on the head repeatedly (which is something an autistic person might do when they're scared or nervous), and it's absolutely ''terrifying'', which forces Charlie into not taking the plane.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: {{Anvilicious}}: Decades after it was new, the [[AnAesop Aesop]] that people with non-normal brain chemistry are as human as everybody else is this. In 1988, it was a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
The soundtrack is full of it, some of which is still fun to listen to. "Iko Iko" (by the Belle Stars) and "Las Vegas" are standouts. The music itself is brought to us by Meanwhile, the one and only Music/HansZimmer.
Music/HansZimmer composed the score itself.
* FairForItsDay: The movie is criticized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, the film was responsible for mainstream awareness of autism, autism owes much to this film, and it [[GenreTurningPoint opened the floodgates for introducing mentally-challenged mentally challenged characters in media. media.]] The book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' also points out that the general population became much more sympathetic towards autistic people as they gained a basic understanding of the condition from the movie.
* {{Glurge}}: Despite the general [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments positive]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel reception]] of the movie and awesome Creator/DustinHoffman's great Oscar-winning acting on the part of Creator/DustinHoffman, performance, for many autistic people, the movie's much more {{Glurge}}-y than anything else. The simplistic portrayal of autism in the movie, and the way it's used as a plot device to teach the "neurotypical" protagonist not to be a {{Jerkass}}, make it guaranteed FlameBait on many autistic support forums.
** This is further aggravated by the fact that That this film [[FranchiseOriginalSin created a trend in Hollywood Hollywood]] for self-consciously sympathetic and tearful films about InspirationallyDisadvantaged, which at some point turned into one of the most negative examples of OscarBait.
OscarBait before too long, exacerbates this fact.
* NightmareFuel: ''Any'' time Raymond freaks out.
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** Charlie tries to force Raymond to go on a plane, even after he insists that there's a real risk that it'll crash. But just before they board it, Ray screams bloody murder and hits himself on the head repeatedly (which is something an autistic person might do when they're scared or nervous), and it's absolutely ''terrifying'', which forces Charlie into not to taking the plane. plane.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype alongside TheRainMan stereotype.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable (that is, if they don't outright hate it, as noted above) despite the hype alongside TheRainMan TheRainman stereotype.
24th Jan '18 10:28:59 AM Monolaf317
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype alongside TheRainMan stereotype.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype alongside TheRainMan stereotype.stereotype.
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1st Jan '18 10:54:15 AM nombretomado
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The soundtrack is full of it, some of which is still fun to listen to. "Iko Iko" (by the Belle Stars) and "Las Vegas" are standouts. The music itself is brought to us by the one and only Creator/HansZimmer.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The soundtrack is full of it, some of which is still fun to listen to. "Iko Iko" (by the Belle Stars) and "Las Vegas" are standouts. The music itself is brought to us by the one and only Creator/HansZimmer.Music/HansZimmer.
9th Nov '17 12:26:35 AM PrincessGwen
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* FairForItsDay: The movie is critizized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, the film was responsible for mainstream awareness of autism, and it opened the floodgates for introducing mentally-challenged characters in media. The book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' also points out that the general population became much more sympathetic towards autistic people as they gained a basic understanding of the condition from the movie.
* {{Glurge}}: Despite the general [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments positive]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel reception]] of the movie and awesome Oscar-winning acting on the part of Creator/DustinHoffman, for many autistic people, the movie's much more {{Glurge}} then anything else. The simplistic portrayal of autism in the movie, and the way it's used as a plot device to teach the "neurotypical" protagonist not to be a {{Jerkass}}, make it guaranteed FlameBait on many autistic support forums.

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* FairForItsDay: The movie is critizized criticized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, the film was responsible for mainstream awareness of autism, and it opened the floodgates for introducing mentally-challenged characters in media. The book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' also points out that the general population became much more sympathetic towards autistic people as they gained a basic understanding of the condition from the movie.
* {{Glurge}}: Despite the general [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments positive]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel reception]] of the movie and awesome Oscar-winning acting on the part of Creator/DustinHoffman, for many autistic people, the movie's much more {{Glurge}} then {{Glurge}}-y than anything else. The simplistic portrayal of autism in the movie, and the way it's used as a plot device to teach the "neurotypical" protagonist not to be a {{Jerkass}}, make it guaranteed FlameBait on many autistic support forums.
15th Oct '17 8:07:26 PM Wynauttica
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** Charlie tries to force Raymond to go on a plane, even after he insists that there's a real risk that it'll crash. But just before they board it, Ray screams bloody murder and hits himself on the head repeatedly (which is something most autistic people do when they're scared or nervous), and it's absolutely ''terrifying'', which forces Charlie into not taking the plane.

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** Charlie tries to force Raymond to go on a plane, even after he insists that there's a real risk that it'll crash. But just before they board it, Ray screams bloody murder and hits himself on the head repeatedly (which is something most an autistic people person might do when they're scared or nervous), and it's absolutely ''terrifying'', which forces Charlie into not taking the plane.
28th Aug '17 7:30:09 PM JJHIL325
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* FairForItsDay: The movie is critizized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, the film was responsible for mainstream awareness of autism, and it opened the floodgates for introducing mentally-challenged characters in media. The book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' also points out that the general population became much more sympathetic towards autistic children and their parents as they gained a basic understanding of the condition from the movie.

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* FairForItsDay: The movie is critizized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, the film was responsible for mainstream awareness of autism, and it opened the floodgates for introducing mentally-challenged characters in media. The book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' also points out that the general population became much more sympathetic towards autistic children and their parents people as they gained a basic understanding of the condition from the movie.
28th Aug '17 7:29:17 PM JJHIL325
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* FairForItsDay: The movie is critizized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, it was the first mainstream movie to have an openly autistic character and it opened the floodgates for introducing mentally-challenged characters in media. The book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' also points out that the general population became more sympathetic towards autistic children and their parents since they had a basic understanding of the condition now.

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* FairForItsDay: The movie is critizized nowadays for introducing the stereotype that all autistic people have savant skills, and for giving out a strict criteria for autism portrayals when the condition is, in reality, loosely defined. However, it the film was the first responsible for mainstream movie to have an openly autistic character awareness of autism, and it opened the floodgates for introducing mentally-challenged characters in media. The book ''Literature/NeuroTribes'' also points out that the general population became much more sympathetic towards autistic children and their parents since as they had gained a basic understanding of the condition now.from the movie.
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