Two weekends ago I went with friends to see this new movie that is out called The Accountant. For anyone who has not heard of it or doesn’t know quite as many details, it is about a man named Christian Wolff, who works as a forensic accountant at “ZZZ Accounting” in Illinois. He tracks insider financial fraud for numerous criminals. He encounters many different experiences throughout the film. The beginning of the film talks about his mental capacity.
Christian Wolff is considered a savant. The film details his childhood with the diagnosis of a form of high functioning autism that enables him to do math and other skills at an extremely fast pace. He suffers from the need to constantly finish any task at hand and when he cannot finish it, he has a complete meltdown until he is restrained and focuses on his breathing. As he learns to control his behavior when something isn’t finished, he is able to calculate numbers in his mind within seconds and with no error. As he grows older, he gets into dangerous business by doing the accounting work for criminals. Instead of many cash payments, he receives unbelievable and valuable pieces of artwork and historical treasures.
I’m very much into action movies but I also love when the psychological aspect is played up more than the physical action itself. This movie is absolutely worth watching and may just surprise you. It shows the real family joys and struggles of a child with a disability, the uniqueness and utterly incomprehensible gifts and tasks that the human brain can perform, and the importance of family.
Please go see this, it may just surprise you!