Actually started crying while watching this. He has some of the same tics as me. He's the protagonist, the main character, he's not a joke, he's a hero. And he has the same tics as me.
As an adult sufferer of Tourettes, I have spent many years being ostracized, bullied, dismissed, and misunderstood. Up til now my media representation has been as the butt of a joke at best. I am so tired of hearing South Park and What About Bob references, and those tools were used to belittle and marginalize me growing up. Even now when introducing my condition I say “tic disorder” and not “tourettes” because of a history of being mocked and treated aggressively for my diagnosis. Seeing this means the world to me. Seeing this means the world to future kids like me. Knowing that maybe the conversation surrounding this condition can change is so amazing. Christ, hearing a major actor with the same tics as me... god, that means everything. I will be seeing this movie. I hope you will, too.