Autism In John Duigan's Movie Molly

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In John Duigan's movie Molly, a woman in her late twenties named Molly is shown to be suffering from autism. Molly is revealed to be living in an institution from a young age following her parent's death. When the institution's funding is cut off, Molly is left in the care of her older brother, Buck McKay an an advertising executive and perennial bachelor. Buck's life is completely altered with Molly's hyperemotional behaviour which continuously leads him to frustration. Molly then undergoes an experimental surgery where genetically modified brain cells are implanted into her brain. At first the surgery seems unsuccesful, but it is gradually seen that Molly's behaviour is changing. She begins to speak fluidly and interact normally with others. However, the effects are not long lasting and Molly regresses back into her former self. At the end of the film, Buck is shown to accept Molly's autism and promises to stay in her life.…show more content…
Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that generally provides great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with others. Autism ranges in severity and can have an individual lead an almost normal life with few limitations or otherwise provide a disibility needing severe institutional care as seen in Molly. Autism is present from childhood and can usually be detected when a child displays challenges in expressing themselves and trying to comprehend what others think and feel. Austistic children may be seen to have repetitive movements such as rocking back and forth or flapping. To us they are seen to have unusual responses to others and strange atachment to objects. They generally do not like change in their routine and at times may be seen to not notice their surroundings. Some children may also develop seizures. These symptoms are followed into

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