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Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:37 am
by otis_b_flywheel
OK - here's one for for fun for all you knowledgeable dyspraxics. Which characters in any film might be dyspraxic, deliberately or otherwise?
For starters I'll suggest Danny Olsen in Local Hero, played by Peter Capaldi on his debut. Given that this film is 30 odd years old, deliberate I think not ...
Regards

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:37 pm
by Ram
I've never seen Local Hero, but I do want to watch it.

There only two movie/TV characters that I can think of. I think I mentioned these on another thread.

a) John Cox (aka Animal) in Good and Bad at Games.

b) Dr Tony Hill in the TV series Wire in the Blood.

I'm certainly going to be on the look out for more.

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:34 pm
by J i m
I honestly have no idea.

I do though have a great idea for a movie title.

Dyspraxic Me.

Just think of the mayhem the minions would get up to :lol:

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:52 pm
by otis_b_flywheel
Ram wrote:I've never seen Local Hero, but I do want to watch it.


It's a classic Ram - a typical Bill Forsyth film i e warm / funny. An oldie but highly recommended.

J i m wrote:I do though have a great idea for a movie title.

Dyspraxic Me.


I honestly thought that existed, but must have been wishful thinking on my part ;-)

Regards

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:32 pm
by Tom fod
There's a young lady named Jess who has organised varoius events for young people and who also has a website DyspraxicMe

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:07 am
by nickye
I'll have to speak for the girls and nominate Bridget Jones! I always saw so much of myself, especially when I was younger, especially when she ends up serving her guests blue soup! She seems to trip up a lot and get in a muddle, but her friends still love her.

I think we all need a Mr Darcy to toast "Bridget, just as she is!"

Nicky

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:23 pm
by Ram
nickye wrote:I'll have to speak for the girls and nominate Bridget Jones!"

Nicky


I totally agree. I don't know why I overlooked her.

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:22 am
by Tom fod
The TV Detective Columbo. The way he keeps thinking of 'just one more thing' to ask the suspect

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:07 am
by allesandro
There is an American series called 'Atypical,' about neurodiversity and sensitivity to it. It is a comedy but does not sell out the characters with insulting cheap jokes at the main character's expense.

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:06 pm
by Dan
I've also seen some of Atypical. The actor in that was in a rare gem of a horror film called It Follows, so I respect his latitude in terms of performances. I would almost consider C3PO Dyspraxic, but he's a robot, so probably doesn't count. I'm really not sure, beyond that. It's difficult, because protagonists are so often perfect in every conceivable way, so it makes it more complicated to come up with an answer.

I'll have a think about it and get back to you if I think of one, assuming I don't forget I posted here, which I probably will.