| 6.9/10 |
29 July 2008 (USA)
| 7 December 2007 (New York City)|
Isaak James, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Eva James
Alma, Midlothia, The Quiet Game, Kill Keith, Alibi
Special Needs is a dark comedy/satire about three reality TV producers creating show about people with physical and mental disabilities. The film was written, produced, and directed by Isaak James, who also starred.
Special Needs (film) Wikipedia
DVD Talk rated it "highly recommended", calling it "an instant candidate for independent comedy of the year ". Variety called it "a rip-roaring good time" that succeeded with a subject that could have been disastrous. Blogcritics found it "tastelessly hilarious". French site Horreur.com was a bit more measured in its praise, suggesting a mixture of laughter and gritting of teeth as an appropriate reaction but awarded a rating of 5/6.
It was an official selection at the Calgary International Film Festival and Westwood International Film Festival. It was released on DVD by Troma.