Please Stand by

Please Stand by

DVD - 2018
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MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
A young woman escapes from her group home hoping to get her Star Trek script produced in Hollywood. With her sister and psychiatrist at her heels, she must conquer a new world full of challenges.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Sep 28, 2018

A rather good movie. A sort of coming of age for a person with a disability. Independence and trust take a lot of work, more so for those with autism. A good story that was well performed. And you should see how fast Dakota Fanning can knit!!

Sep 15, 2018

Dakota Fanning isn't seen as much, lately, as when she was younger, but this film reminded me how talented she is. The film has many warm moments, while exploring what it is like to cope with autism, for all concerned.

Sep 09, 2018

I happen to not only be a person living with mental illness but whom also works with other performers with physical and mental illnesses, such as Asbergers and Autism. So when I heard about this film and how a non-disabled actor such as Dakota Fanning would be playing the role I was not pleased because as an disabled performer myself, this is a discussion which comes up often in our theater: Why Hollywood refuses to hire real disabled actors? We are professionals. I have been an stage actor in Minneapolis/St. Paul for four years now at Interact Center for Performing And Visual Arts. We have performed at The Lab and will be performing this November at the Guthrie. But none of can get jobs outside of theater because the film industry is afraid to hire real disabled actors. That being said, I was taken aback by Fannning's performance. I actually saw in her performance a few of my own co-worker's actions and moods. Which also reminded me that Any one of Them would be just as good if not better.

Sep 01, 2018

I really enjoyed this movie! I wasn't expecting it to be so good. Both lead actresses did a great job.

Aug 18, 2018

Stellar cast, well acted. Overall, pretty well paced film. There were two huge problems with the script (given deleted scenes did not include things that would solve these problems, I assume they are with the script). I enjoyed the film, and it is a pretty fun conceit to have the main character (autistic) identify with Spock (not understand or manage human emotions) and write a script for Star Trek. Overall, a well told story of a family dealing with losing the main caretaker for an autistic person and the main characters' needs to deal with fears and insecurities related to the changing dynamic as a result. As for my two huge plot hole problems [SPOILER ALERT!!]: 1. When Scottie first looks for Wendy, she goes to the bus station and finds she boarded a bus for LA. When Wendy goes missing again in Bakersfield, Scottie doesn't bother to check the bus station? I couldn't get over that oversight. 2. Wendy is expecting to be able to go home with Audrey and when she can't, she has an emotional meltdown. When Wendy is on her journey by herself, and she suffers a few different disappointing, even traumatic, events, she has no emotional meltdown. If you have a loved one on the autistic spectrum - you just know this isn't realistic. It was hard for me to keep suspending disbelief when these things would happen and Wendy would just take it in stride as if she always was capable of that. Because of these obvious script problems, I could not rate the film higher. If you are interested in a fun fantasy about a girl and her love for Star Trek that has a touch of how autism touches a family - this is a really enjoyable film overall, and very well acted.

Aug 15, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by this film. I thought Dakota Fanning was excellent. The story line, however, required the viewer to believe that an autistic girl not allowed to cross a street near her home can figure out how to travel hundreds of miles to Los Angeles. Her money is stolen, yet she has money. She does not have enough money for a bus ticket, yet she gets to Los Angeles. She can barely manage 3 seconds of direct eye contact with her therapist, but interacts with strangers. I think the best way to watch this film is to suspend reality and view this film as a fantasy or fable. I am sorry, a cop who speaks Klingon??? Mild recommendation. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Jul 31, 2018

I liked this movie. It has some light moments and features an adorable dog, but is more of a drama than a comedy. The cast and story are good. It shows some of the typical challenges people with autism, their siblings and caregivers face, but focuses more on the dreams, talents and strength of the main character, rather than limitations. This movie has a lot of heart, and it made me cry. Please Stand By is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

Jul 25, 2018

I was a little uncomfortable with a movie about an autistic person, but this turned out to be a pretty good one. Good acting, but you need to watch attentively to get it. It's not really about autism but more about a person's journey and growth. Not my kind of theme, but the acting and movie-making nudged me over to the 'like' side.

d2013 Jul 12, 2018

The story of a young woman with autism named Wendy and the challenges she faces in having her script read... Good movie!

Jul 10, 2018

A young woman with mental issues writes a script for star trek series. Her determination to get the script to the studio is amazingly done because everyone around her has dismissed her work as a mere fantasy.

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