Review Of Rain Man By Dustin Hoffman And Tom Cruise 's Movie Fog Man
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Since the understanding of psychiatric disorders have becomes more common in population, art pieces like movies and novels began use people with some extent psychiatric disorders as their main characters. In Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise’s movie Rain man, Dustin portrayed a man called Raymond, and be diagnosed as autism. The movie present his experience with his brother which portrayed by Tom. According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed,; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013), Raymond is diagnosed as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This paper will describe the symptoms on DSM-5 accompany Raymond’s behaviors in the movie. Moreover, biological, psychological, and social factors could influence ASD’s development in variance ways. The suggested treatment will also be discussed.
First time Raymond appeared in the movie, he recognized the car, and he just directly sited in the car. “I’m sorry, this is not your car.” Susanna said, “Yeah, my dad lets me drive slow on the driveway.” Raymond didn’t explain the reason he directly sited in the car, and didn’t reply to Susanna. He is not able to make a fluent conversation with people. He cannot get the main point of other people’s talking, therefore, he cannot reply appropriately.
Moreover, Raymond had a very strict schedule for each day. He mentioned that “I always drive the car on Saturday, never drive on a Monday”. Also, he never leaves the hospital for more than 2 hours. He has a rigid