- Simon: I’m a miracle you know.
- Joe: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
The bigger they are the harder they fall, so the smaller they are…
Fewer people embrace their impairment with everything from equanimity to downright enthusiasm as the titular character in the film “Simon Birch”. Simon leans into his ‘’shortcoming’ with humour, stoicism, conviction and frustration. His heroism does not come as a result of him overcoming his handicap, but instead by exploiting it. Not in spite of it, but because of it.