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Are there any films about SA?



I was wondering the other day if there are any movies based around a character that has S.A? That I could possibly watch with my dad to help him understand it's more than SHYNESS?

Any help would be great!

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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I heard the movie Wendy and Lucy that just came out on DVD was about a super shy girl who loses her dog in a new town and has to try to get the help of people in the town to find it despite her shyness. I haven't seen it though.
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maybe the movie called Lar's and the Real Girl

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maybe the movie called Lar's and the Real Girl
Oh my God yes, forgot about that one. Good movie, very SA guy.
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May, Willard and Carrie all seem to have SA.
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I recommend the movie "In The Wild." It's easily the most thought provoking movie I ever seen and it's based on a true story about the guy who simply was sick of living in society and cut ties with it. It's not exactly about SA, but I suspected the character to have it. Regardless it's a well-done, bittersweet movie.

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May, Willard and Carrie all seem to have SA.
True, though things don't end up well for them. I can't think of a movie where social anxiety isn't portrayed negatively...
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True, though things don't end up well for them. I can't think of a movie where social anxiety isn't portrayed negatively...



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What film(s) are those characters from?
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What film(s) are those characters from?
They are from the movies May, Willard, and Carrie respectively, I believe. They're eponymously titled.
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May had an extra extreme case of SA and went a little insane(something I'm hoping does not happen to people with SA too often), but technically she did get a friend at the end.
Carrie is a sad movie and she goes a little insane, too.
Willard, also.

I'm seeing a strange, frightening pattern there...
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"Pi" the movie.

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I doubt it. Can you imagine the scenes.

scene 1
guy sitting alone in restaurant
pretty girl looks at him and smiles
guy says nothing and does nothing and she walks out the door

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LARS AND THE REAL GIRL is a good movie, but you have to be patient. It's slow-going...just as ScaredToLive describes.
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Of course there's Amélie.
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Of course there's Amélie.
Ahh! One of the best movies ever! And it turns out well for her, which gives you hope! And I also love "Lars and the Real Girl." Great stuff.

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Of course there's Amélie.
Awesome movie, really hated the ending though.

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Awesome movie, really hated the ending though.
How can you hate the ending?!

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Carrie, May, and Willard definitely wouldn't be good movies to teach your dad about SA. I might check out May. It sounds like an interesting movie.

I can't think of any movies, at the moment, but Welcome to the NHK is a good anime. The main character is afraid to leave his house. He does a lot of stupid things but the show is basically sympathetic towards him.

On the show Monk the main character is very socially awkward. He refused to leave his house, for years, before the events of the show. His brother doesn't leave his house. Wikipedia says the brother has agoraphobia. Monk is a funny show, but I don't like the newer episodes as much.
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Awesome movie, really hated the ending though.
Acutally, I did too. For me, the ending made me feel like I'm alone in that my life will stay this way.
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I think there's a weird Crispin Glover film out there, but I forget the title.
That's Willard, never seen it though.
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