As the son of a psychotherapist, mental disorders were often dinner table conversation growing up. She was very keen on setting the facts of these illnesses apart from the (usually) incorrect symptomatology shown in Hollywood films. More and more these days I’m actually seeing movies get some of these disorders right (as far as I understand them at least) and Infinitely Polar Bear seems to be among that herd.
The new Infinitely Polar Bear trailer (as well as the one released a few weeks back) seems to handle the subject of bi-polar disorder with a frankness, competency and sense of compassion that totally negates the need for artificially manufactured “crazy person” histrionics. The film, from writer/director Maya Forbes, stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. It opens in select theaters on June 19th.
Trailer courtesy of Yahoo:
Here’s the synopsis for Infinitely Polar Bear:
A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier.