Wendy sees things differently: she's fiercely independent, with a brilliant mind and a mischievous sense of hilarity. Wendy also has autism. To her, people are an indecipherable code and the world is a confusing place. Inspired by her no-nonsense caregiver, Wendy comes of age and escapes from her care home on the road trip of a lifetime to deliver her manuscript to a “Star Trek” screenwriting competition.
** CRITIC REVIEWS FOR PLEASE STAND BY **
- " A sensitive character study whose story beats are a little bit overly familiar. " – Glenn Kenny , RogerEbert.com
- " Touches the viewer with the subtle emotional wallop of a feather brushing against the heart. " – Rex Reed , New York Observer
- " Please Stand By sets you up to fear and cheer for a girl outside her element, and with some suspension of disbelief in its portrayal of autism, is a heart-warming success. " – Jordan Calhoun , Black Nerd Problems
- " Dakota Fanning stars in a coming-of-age whose greatest freshness lies in the tribute to Star Trek and Spock as instruments to talk about autism. " Mabel Salinas , Cine Premiere