I loved this movie (which apparently was watched at my 7th or 8th birthday because…my parents were not the best with supervision?) and used to think it was amazing that I would go every summer to places that were in the movie.
MENTAL ILLNESS PORTRAYED ON SCREEN What makes it so appealing to the audience?
"For actors, it’s a cinematic gift, a chance to play a characteristic as well as a character. For directors, it’s a chance to explore the psyche in visual and narrative detail. For audiences, it’s a window into a world they will (hopefully) never experience. When combined in the just the right way, without histrionics or spectacle, the results can be incredible." - Source
Is the one labeled ‘Bipolar Disorder’ from “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”? Because if that kid was supposed to have a type of bipolar disorder (and mind, I’ve never read the book) it was fairly inaccurately portrayed in the movie. I mean, I don’t remember him talking about a diagnosis (though he could have; I’ve only seen it once and I was glittering Christmas ornaments at the time) or them being specific other than that he had been in a hospital, and that his best friend committed suicide (and maybe him too? the movie was so sad it was distracting). If I was going to pick a diagnosis just based on the movie (which is terrible practice and in real life, I, as a psychologist, would never diagnose someone based on that little bit of information) I would pick Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and likely Major Depressive Disorder. Everyone has ups and downs, or can be moody. That’s NOT what bipolar disorder is. In my opinion (for whatever it counts for, which potentially isn’t much at all) a better portrayal of Bipolar can be found in the Silver Linings Playbook. Watching that movie was like being at work.
oh my god, this movie. i remember watching it and thinking the main actor, James Lorinz, deserved some sort of special acting award for how much he sold his part, in terms of his acting. such a weird, bad movie.
now i’m going to be thinking about super-charged crack for the rest of the night.
These awesome science and math inspired cutting boards can be found at Elysium Woodworks!
I am wholly enamored of every single one of these, but if I had to pick just one, I would pick the Golden Spiral. Mostly because it reminds me of ‘Donald in Mathland’ which is one of my favourite old Disney cartoons of all time.