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Please Stand By (2017)

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A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her manuscript to a "Star Trek" writing competition.


Ben Lewin


Michael Golamco (screenplay by), Michael Golamco (based on the play by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Fanning ... Wendy
Alice Eve ... Audrey
Toni Collette ... Scottie
Lexi Aaron Lexi Aaron ... Herself
Dominique Brown Dominique Brown ... Himself (as Dominique 'Big D' Brown)
Brittanie Sanders Brittanie Sanders ... Herself
Cindy Miyashiro Cindy Miyashiro ... Herself
Lara Lihiya ... Madeline
Dan Cordell Dan Cordell ... Richard
Tony Revolori ... Nemo
Blaster Blaster ... Pete the Pup
Michael Stahl-David ... Jack
Matt Corboy ... TV Preesenter
River Alexander ... Sam
Matty Cardarople ... Trivia Guy #1


A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her manuscript to a "Star Trek" writing competition.

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You can't blend in when you were born to stand out. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

26 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un nuevo camino See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,868, 22 February 2018
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Did You Know?


The suits worn in Wendy's fantasy sequences of Kirk and Spock walking through the dessert are the same suits worn by Kirk and Spock in the Star Trek (1968) episode "The Tholian Web." See more »


Paramount Studios employs a security staff with a well-guarded entrance, making it nearly impossible for Wendy to have just been able to walk onto the studio lot. See more »


Featured in Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2) (2018) See more »


Take Me As I Am
Written by Annie Hart, Erika Spring Forster (as Erika Forster) and Heather D'Angelo
Performed by Au Revoir Simone
Courtesy of Our Secret Road Label
By arrangement with Lip Sync Music and Bank Robber Music
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A story about an aspie girl and her special interest.
8 February 2018 | by cuecuiteSee all my reviews

Being autistic myself I had a high expectation for this film. And they totally nailed it! Its an awesome performance, the idea is brilliant and I like they did not exaggerate her aspie traits. If I would have to complain of one thing, it would be about the scene about the session with the carer about forcing her to look into her eyes for some seconds, because its a type of therapy that is not so accepted by the autistic community and it seeemed a bit sad. I would also would have liked to see her stim a bit more (like humming, rocking, pressing a squishy toy, etc for self regulation) but that is ok, many people on the spectrum do not stim that is so noticeable. For all those who have never known any autistics or ever had communication issues, sensory processing issues and overload it will be a difficult story to contextualize, but it really is a big adventure! And in the end I personally loved it, it was fun and sweet and endearing.

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