2018 Seattle Jewish Film Festival: Keep The Change
By Livia Peterson
The autistic adults Sarah (Samantha Elisofon) and David (Brandon Polansky) acquaint several times during a support group and eventually, navigate the triumphs and tribulations of the romantic relationship in New York City.
Keep The Change is a breezy and delightful film. Yet, the fictional narrative plays as if it were a documentary feature film - sheds some light and contradicts itself every other minute, stereotyping autism. At least the understated chemistry among Elisofon and Polansky move the film forward in predictable fashion. Not even the aimless character arcs allow one to admire Sarah and David's relationship.
While Keep The Change ultimately attempts to provide a heartwarming narrative, it fails more than once. And absolutely one cannot deny love is love, regardless of the cirmumstances. C+