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Perfection (Michael's Story) (2017)

Short | 20 min | Short, Drama

Perfection is the powerful and poignant story of an extraordinary 17-year-old, special-needs student; who, because of arrant cruelty towards him, is driven to the precipice of a fatal despondency. By the time he was a high school freshman,...See morePerfection is the powerful and poignant story of an extraordinary 17-year-old, special-needs student; who, because of arrant cruelty towards him, is driven to the precipice of a fatal despondency. By the time he was a high school freshman, Michael Rodriguez had been diagnosed with high functioning autism (Asperger's Syndrome) further complicated by a serious speech impairment. Now a senior. he has continued to be the victim of bullying since elementary school, Michael also struggles with intrusive thoughts of derision that have been with him since the second grade. Despite the harsh reality he lives with, Michael has distinguished himself as a brilliant, straight-A student - seemingly destined for a great future. Everyone believes it, but him. He feels his life has never been his own. However, Michael's gravest issue continues to be the ruthless bullying he's forced to confront on a daily basis. When the physical and verbal torment extends to social media, Michael's devastation devolves into an utterly despondent depression. He decides to take his own life, rather than bear the burden of more cruel abuse. Near the end of the school day, Michael shares his plans, via text, with Sabrina Patterson, the only friend he knows he can trust. Sabrina races against time in a desperate effort to save Michael from brutally killing himself. Written by David Christopher Loya See less
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Tasha Dixon
Marissa Rodriguez Marissa Rodriguez   See fewer
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Teagan Sirset
Sabrina Patterson Sabrina Patterson   See fewer
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Toby Grey
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Matthew Parry-Jones
Michael Rodriguez Michael Rodriguez   See fewer
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Kory Getman
Eric Bellar Eric Bellar   See fewer
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Mary Carrig
Jean Benke Jean Benke   See fewer
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Joey Lanai
Daniel Rodriguez Daniel Rodriguez   See fewer
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Perry Pang
Pat Moreno Pat Moreno   See fewer
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Johnnie Mack
Marc Johnson Marc Johnson   See fewer
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Danté Belardinelli
Vincent Salerno Vincent Salerno   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 5 votes