Rhonda's Movie Discussion

Discussion about movies that have characters with disabilities.

Friday, February 24, 2006


Hi there -- I am new to this blogging, but let me introduce myself.
I'm hoping that I'll get some responses. I want to see how blogging can help me get to know a little more about what other people think.


I've been examining how characters with disabilities are portrayed in feature films.

Here's by big question -- do these portrayals REALLY influence public opinion - and if so how much? For example, does average Joe Public conceptualize autism according to Raymond in Rain Man?

And here's another question -- was the movie really about Raymond - or about his brother?

And was Raymond really better off back at the institution?