History YMMV / RainMan

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.
28th Aug '17 7:26:42 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.
19th Jul '17 6:49:36 PM LittleBuster
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** This is further aggravated by the fact that this film created a trend in Hollywood for sympathetic and tearful films about mentally retarded characters, which at some point turned into one of the most negative examples of OscarBait.

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** This is further aggravated by the fact that this film created a trend in Hollywood for sympathetic and tearful films about mentally retarded characters, InspirationallyDisadvantaged, which at some point turned into one of the most negative examples of OscarBait.
19th Jul '17 6:12:08 PM LittleBuster
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** This is further aggravated by the fact that this film created a trend in Hollywood for sympathetic and tearful films about Mentally retarded characters, which at some point turned into one of the most negative examples of OscarBait.

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** This is further aggravated by the fact that this film created a trend in Hollywood for sympathetic and tearful films about Mentally mentally retarded characters, which at some point turned into one of the most negative examples of OscarBait.
19th Jul '17 6:11:03 PM LittleBuster
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** This is further aggravated by the fact that this film created a trend in Hollywood for sympathetic and tearful films about Mentally retarded characters, which at some point turned into one of the most negative examples of OscarBait.
17th Jul '17 6:20:17 PM ClintEastwood
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* {{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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* {{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, {{Jerkass}}, make it guaranteed FlameBait on many autistic support forums.



* OscarBait: Not the first to portray autism, but some say it's a cynical example of one.
* ShownTheirWork: Creator/DustinHoffman's acting as an autistic is very close to how some autistics are in real life. Since classification of autism has always been very difficult, it may be that the movie has changed who gets classified as autistic instead of other similar disorders like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rett_syndrome Rett syndrome]]. Thus making it seem more accurate than it really set out to be (the movie only had 3 weeks of research). Proof of the difficulty of classification is that if a child cannot be pigeon holed into a disorder, they are often classified as PDD-NOS or an atypical autistic.
22nd Mar '17 11:51:26 AM PeaceAndLove
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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 "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2h1I_NXpNA Las Vegas]]" are standouts.

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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 "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2h1I_NXpNA Las Vegas]]" "Las Vegas" are standouts.standouts. The music itself is brought to us by the one and only Creator/HansZimmer.
19th Mar '17 11:45:08 AM PeaceAndLove
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* NightmareFuel: 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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* 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 most autistic people do when they're scared or nervous), and it's absolutely ''terrifying'', which forces Charlie into not taking the plane.
** "HOT WATER BURN BABY!"
18th Mar '17 9:08:09 PM PeaceAndLove
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* NightmareFuel: 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 hitting 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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* NightmareFuel: 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 hitting 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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