Thursday, August 18, 2011

Freak City

Freak City
USA 1999 ***

It's about a rebellious young woman who is put against her will in an institution, and about the people with various disabilities she meets there. Her roommate, played by Marlee Matlin, is developmentally disabled. The main character falls in love with a young man who is a quadriplegic (played by Peter Sarsgaard), and while Devo Girl was not so happy with the ending, overall it's a very sensitive portrayal of disability, and even darkly funny in many places. Jonathan Silverman also plays a blind guy living in the same institution.

Sadly, this film has not yet been released on DVD, but you can buy VHS copies online.

1 comment:

  1. Peter Sarsgaard as a quad? That's all I need to know about this to want to see it. :-)