The Accountant trailer features Ben Affleck with some mental disorders, high intelligence and some really shady stuff
It is not easy to play a character with mental disorders as has been proven in Hollywood. Although some actors have played the parts with amazing talent and grace and have been rewarded for it especially for representing the conditions of the afflictions that are faced by people with mental disorders, there is another world that believes that mental disorders are not deficits but advantages as proved somewhat in Rain Man by Dustin Hoffman. Hollywood has sold off Asperger’s syndrome and autism as a mental disorder where the brain functions at a higher level.
So when the currently superhero playing actor Ben Affleck aka Batman features is a trailer as a man who has mental disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder among others.
The trailer starts with a young boy looking out a car back window at some boys laughing at him and it is raining. The patter of the rain against the glass is still remembered by Christian Wolff who is an accountant. We find out through a psychiatrist that Christian has disorders but they make him more like geniuses like Picasso and Einstein rather than a normal person.
While we hear the psychiatrist’s advice, a younger Christian solves a puzzle upside down and we catch the older Christian cooking a symmetrical breakfast and doing everything in order. The psychiatrist tells his parents that it depended on the definition of normal when they ask if he could lead a normal life.
We find out that Christian is an accountant and is a savant with the numbers. He is seen at a firing range with a gun and then we cut to Washington where J.K. Simmons explains that the drug cartels and dangerous organization has a guy who is proficient at cooking and uncooking their books and saving the money in gold and leave out alive from all of it and that is when the things gather pace and become violent leading Anna Kendrick, also in the movie, to ask the question who he is and Christian drums his finger on the table faster as a montage including chases, gun fights and corridor confrontations all end at the question again. Can he lead a normal life? The answer once more remains, define normal.
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The movie has been directed by Gavin O’Connor and written by Bill Dubuque and depends heavily on Affleck’s depiction of whatever conditions that the character has.