History YMMV / RainMan

25th Oct '16 11:20:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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 Dustin Hoffman, 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 Dustin Hoffman, 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.



* ShownTheirWork: Hoffman'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.
* 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.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Definitely this trope, definitely this trope.

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* ShownTheirWork: Hoffman's 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.
* 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.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Definitely this trope, definitely this trope.
stereotype.
4th Sep '16 2:50:33 PM Valiona
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* UnfortunateImplications: Raymond Babbitt going back to the institution while Charlie goes away scotch free.
22nd Jul '16 6:12:02 AM lledsmar
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* OscarBait: Not the first to portray autism, but some say this trope is a cynical example of one.

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* OscarBait: Not the first to portray autism, but some say this trope is it's a cynical example of one.
22nd Jul '16 6:11:21 AM lledsmar
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* OscarBait: Not the first to portray autism, but some say this trope is a cynical example of one.
22nd Jul '16 6:06:52 AM lledsmar
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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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* ShownTheirWork: Hoffman'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.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype (alongside alongside TheRainMan stereotype).stereotype.
9th Jun '16 5:19:28 AM lledsmar
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* UnfortunateImplications: Raymond Babbitt going back to the institution while Charlie goes away scotch free.

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* UnfortunateImplications: Raymond Babbitt going back to the institution while Charlie goes away scotch free.free.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Definitely this trope, definitely this trope.
9th Jun '16 5:06:28 AM lledsmar
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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.

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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.hype (alongside TheRainMan stereotype).
9th Jun '16 4:59:44 AM lledsmar
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* {{Glurge}}: Despite the general [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments positive]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel reception]] of the movie and awesome acting on the part of Dustin Hoffman, 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 Dustin Hoffman, 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.
9th Jun '16 4:57:09 AM lledsmar
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.

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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.
* UnfortunateImplications: Raymond Babbitt going back to the institution while Charlie goes away scotch free.
19th Jul '15 11:04:11 AM NWolfman
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.
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