There's a poignant, powerful story lurking at the edges of "Jack of the Red Hearts" but, as is, the film proves a strained, implausible family drama.
"Jack of the Red Hearts" is the movie equivalent of what used to be called a "problem play." As such, it is well done.
From the opening scene [Robb] takes over the screen with a coltish toughness and mercurial charisma.
It's rare that a drama shows such specificity with respect to the experience of coping with autism, and that sensitivity goes a long way.