Owen Susskind’s father feared that autism had “kidnapped” his son until a viewing of The Little Mermaid caused the child to break a one-year silence. An Aladdin puppet show soon followed — Dad does a spot-on Gilbert Gottfried — in which father and son began conversing in “Disney dialogue.” But once the breakthrough moments begin to wear thin, there’s not much left than a conventional documentary about of a 23-year-old man with autism trying to leave the nest, overcome a busted romance, etc. It began feeling forced when Owen’s first night away from his parents was spent watching Bambi’s mom bite it or having his first kiss punctuated with a cutaway to Aladdin getting to first base with Jasmine. Disney may have prepared children for many things, but sex wasn’t one of them. At one point Owen’s older brother named, ironically enough, Walt, breaches the subject of “Disney porn.” This no doubt accounted for the PG rating. Directed by Roger Ross Williams and featuring a cameo by Gilbert! (2016) — Scott Marks
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