Review: A young woman with Asperger's looks for romance in the sweet 'Jane Wants a Boyfriend'

From Los Angeles Times
March 24, 2016
By Gary Goldstein

"Jane Wants a Boyfriend" is the sweet, touching story of Jane (Louisa Krause), a 25-year-old costume designer and movie buff with Asperger's syndrome, who's ready to start dating. That is, if she can bypass the watchful eye of her well-meaning actress sister, Bianca (Eliza Dushku), who has spent a lifetime protecting the shy, unpredictable Jane.

Enter Bianca's old friend Jack (Gabriel Ebert), a charismatic sous chef who sees beyond Jane's challenges and is taken by her unaffected beauty and offbeat charm. Jane responds in kind, more conscious of what she may be getting into than Bianca and her fiancé (Amir Arison) give Jane credit for.

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Review: ‘Jane Wants a Boyfriend’ Looks at Autism Through a Sister’s Eyes

From The New York Times
March 24, 2016
By Andy Webster

Polished and often clever, William C. Sullivan’s “Jane Wants a Boyfriend” examines autism in the context of sisterly ties and intimate relationships. It’s a gold mine for emotional sparks, and in its title character, “Jane” offers the kind of role (see “Rain Man”) that is catnip to actors.

Jane (Louisa Krause) is a 20-something assistant costume designer for the theater, obsessed with movies and living in Queens with her parents, who are moving to rural New Jersey. She also has autism, which is a constant concern for her protective older sister, Bianca (the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alumna Eliza Dushku), a bartender and an actress in a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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Hollywood Reporter: 'Jane Wants a Boyfriend' Trailer (Exclusive)

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Louisa Krause and Eliza Dushku star in William Sullivan's romantic-dramedy about a young woman with Asperger's who is trying to find her first boyfriend with some help from her sister. The film will have its world premiere at the Greenwich International Film Festival. Gabriel Ebert, Polly Draper and Amir Arison also star.

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Deadline: Eliza Dushku & Louisa Krause Board Indie Drama ‘Jane Wants A Boyfriend’

From Deadline:

Eliza Dushku and Louisa Krause have been cast in Jane Wants A Boyfriend, which is now shooting in Brooklyn. Inspired by true events, the story explores a week in the life of a young woman (Krause) with Asperger’s, who enlists her older sister (Dushku) to help her find her first boyfriend. William C. Sullivan is directing Jarret Kerr’s script. 

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