TV Shows

Please Stand By (2017)


A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown.

Please Stand By (2017)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 2.33 out of 5)
Loading...

Information


Released Year: 2018
Runtime: 93 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Directors: Ben Lewin
Writers: Michael Golamco

Storyline


A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown.

Trailer


Reviews


75
Observer - Rex Reed
It’s a long haul, but Please Stand By, meticulously directed by Ben Lewin (The Sessions), chronicles the pitfalls, terrors and triumphs of the trip with heart-wrenching realism.
70
Time - Stephanie Zacharek
[Fanning] plays Wendy as a person and not a condition.
70
Slate - Unnamed
It’s a relief to see an autistic woman played as more than simply a bundle of symptoms.
50
Slant Magazine - Keith Watson
Dakota Fanning's Wendy is less a truly thought-through character than a compendium of quirks.
50
The A.V. Club - Mike D'Angelo
It’s hard to be persuasive, though, when your protagonist comes across as a collection of quirky tics rather than a credible human being.

Related Movies


Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down some stairs and kills her. In an effort to save her life, Paul implants BB's computer brain into Samantha's human brain.

Julia Law, a young paralegal struggling with issues of addiction, was found dead in her boss’s bathtub in Philadelphia just shy of her 27th birthday. Her boss, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer whom she had recently begun dating, was interviewed by authorities as they investigated Julia’s death. But it is soon revealed her boss was just one of three lovers Julia had—raising questions about whether any of them may have had a motive to kill her. So the question remains - who killed Julia Law?

When his girlfriend goes missing, David must track down her whereabouts after he realizes she's not who she was pretending to be.

After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the hidden treasure, which was revealed by Bones before he died. On their voyage across the seas, they soon find out that not everyone on board can be trusted.