honest and rewarding look at friendship and personal growth. Based
on a true story of an unlikely friendship between a semi-pro
basketball player and an autistic 18 year old man. Somehow this film
manages not to become sappy.
Eddy is a mentally disabled young man who leaves an abusive home to
follow his dream: To play basketball for the Las Angeles Clippers.
However, in LA he finds himself far out of his depth. Eddy ends up
in a homeless shelter, where he meets Mike, an out of action NBA
rookie serving community service. Mike reluctantly cares for Eddy
but progressively takes responsibility for his new friend. Both Eddy
and Mike grow and learn from each other through the film's journey.
Guarding Eddy is a genuine feel good movie; It is simple, honest and
doesn't insult the audience. It would be incredibly easy to make
this film cheesy and overly sentimental, however the makers maintain
a level of believability through the characters.
Guarding Eddy is elegant in its simplicity. This is an honest and
satisfying film, which leaves you feeling better for having watched