Writers-directors Álvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro's beguiling "Me Too" is a coming-of-age story with a difference: Its hero has Down syndrome — and so does the actor who plays him. Pablo Pineda's Daniel is a university graduate who has just landed a job in a social services agency in Seville, where he quickly forms a friendship with a coworker, Laura (Lola Dueñas). Outgoing, free-spirited, a little edgy and sporting a bad bleach job, Laura quickly warms to the thoughtful, good-natured Daniel. Laura has an aura of having experienced a lot yet radiates vulnerability beneath a confident façade.
Early on, we get the sense that Laura has knocked around just enough that she can truly appreciate Daniel, who is stocky, pleasant-looking, sensitive and highly intelligent; indeed, his Down syndrome seems to surface only in that he cries easily — but actually, not that often. Is it any wonder that he wants to live a fulfilled life? Yet, he is advised to look for love only among women with his condition, mild as it seems. Laura seems capable of thinking outside the box; perhaps she can reciprocate Daniel's growing love for her. (Note: The film is not as predictable as it may sound.)