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Ode To Joy

Rated R • 97 minutes

How does a man who is—literally—paralyzed by happiness find love? Thanks to a condition called cataplexy, a rare disorder that causes him to lose control of his muscles whenever he is overcome by strong emotion, particularly joy, Brooklyn librarian Charlie has learned to carefully edit all delight-triggering people, places, and events out of his life. But when the beautiful, spontaneous Francesca falls for him, the risk-averse Charlie finds himself at a crossroads. Based on a true story originally featured on This American Life

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