The movie has also been criticised for its portrayal of disability: check out this article in the Chicago Tribune by Lennard Davis which includes salient thoughts on portrayal of disability in cinema in general. Davis says:
'So-called normal people are fascinated and haunted by the person with a disability, probably because, unlike any other identity, one can go from being a normal to a quadriplegic in a matter of seconds. Most white people aren't going to become black in their lifetimes, and most men (with a few exceptions) aren't going to become women in the near future -- but the shaky and uncertain position of being normal can easily convert by a simple medical report into a state of being disabled overnight. That's why most film viewers are so quick to either idolize or pity the disabled person (almost always played by a normal actor), and are so quick to acknowledge
euthanasia as a quick fix to the as-yet unfixable condition of quadriplegia.'