Duncan Richards (The Odd Way Home)

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Duncan Richards
Portrayed by Chris Marquette
Appears in The Odd Way Home
Year 2013

Duncan Richards is a main character in the American roadtrip comedy-drama movie The Odd Way Home.

Character creation

Director Rajeev Nirmalakhandan got the idea for creating an autistic character after working on a documentary about autistic children. He did not want to write an autism movie and did not want to label the character as autistic, so autism is never referenced within the movie itself.[1]


Autism is never mentioned in the movie itself, but the director does state that the character is autistic.[1]


Dennis Harvey for Variety described the movie as a "Rain Man redux" due to the similar dynamic between the autistic and allistic main characters, as well as the road trip theme.[2] Justin Lowe for The Hollywood Reporter gave it an unfavorable review, describing it as "riddled with cliches".[3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nancy Berk (2014-07-02). Showbiz Analysis with The Odd Way Home’s Director Rajeev Nirmalakhandan. Parade. Retrieved on 2023-08-20. “He’s an individual who has autism and this is the way he lives his life”
  2. Dennis Harvey (2014-05-28). Film Review: ‘The Odd Way Home’. Variety. Retrieved on 2023-08-28.
  3. Lowe, Justin (2014-03-31). "'The Odd Way Home': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2024-03-29.

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