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3. The Portrayal of Autism Is Pretty Accurate

One of the trickiest acting moves to pull off (especially in the context of a long-term primetime performance) is that of having to maintain a chronic condition week after week. You have to play things very carefully. Go too far and you’re an offensive caricature. Fail to commit and you’re boring on the screen. According to critics, the poised script and Highmore’s performance provide fascinating insight into an affliction that impacts 1 in 68 American newborns every single year.


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