COME AS YOU ARE
With a nurse chauffeur and overbearing parents on their trail, three men with disabilities go on an unusual road trip to visit a Montreal brothel that caters to clients with special needs.
A remake of the critically acclaimed 2011 Belgian film Hasta la Vista, Come As You Are is a hilarious and thought-provoking take on the buddy road trip genre. Scotty (Grant Rosenmeyer), is a twentysomething paraplegic with a congenital condition that requires his mom (Janeane Garofolo) to do everything from feed him to clean his backside. Angry and bitter, Scotty has just one goal: to lose his virginity. Mo (Ravi Patel), a visually impaired romantic, is less interested in Scotty’s hijinks, though the two bond over their respective physical struggles. Through their physical therapy clinic, Scotty and Mo meet the new kid on the block, Matt (Hayden Szeto), who is also wheelchair-bound but has use of his arms. Despite immediately resenting Matt for his improved mobility, Scotty quickly finds a use for him; a brothel in Montreal serves clients just like him and Mo, but to make the trip financially viable, Scotty needs a third accomplice. After much convincing, the three sneak off, aided by jaded nurse Sam (Gabourey Sidibe, Precious). Their concerned parents race from state to state in hot pursuit of their boys, who do everything in their power not to be found. Loosely based on the life of activist Asta Philpot, this film is an infectiously enjoyable story of the pursuit of independence, self-discovery, and true friendship.
CAST: GRANT ROSENMEYER, HAYDEN SZETO, RAVI PATEL, GABOUREY SIDIBE
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