Me Too (2009)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 19, 2010 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A guy who falls for a pretty girl tries to convince her he's the right man for her, though his circumstances are a bit different than those in most romantic comedy dramas. Daniel (Pablo Pineda) is a recent college graduate who has just landed an office job -- not all that remarkable until you consider that Daniel was born with Down's Syndrome. With the help of his loving and supportive parents, Angeles (Isabel García Lorca) and Bernabe (Pedro Alvarez-Ossorio), Daniel has become the first person with Down's in Spain to get a college degree, and he's determined to live as normal a life as possible. Like most men in their early thirties, Daniel is looking for a steady girlfriend, and when sexy but awkward Laura (Lola Dueñas) stops by the office where he works in search of a job, he's immediately smitten. Laura, who has a taste for partying and tends not to keep her opinions to herself, is nonplussed by the notion of a man with Down's Syndrome asking her for a date, but Daniel doesn't give up easily, and is determined to show her that he can be as good a boyfriend as any "normal" man. But winning the heart of a woman is one skill Daniel didn't learn at school, while Laura's checkered past has left her with some major relationship issues of her own. Pablo Pineda, who plays Daniel, was in real life one of the first people in Spain with Down's Syndrome to receive a university degree, and his performance in Yo, También (aka Me, Too) earned him Best Actor honors at the 2009 San Sebastian International Film Festival.



Down-syndrome, parent, persistence, romance