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A film concerning a health diagnosis complicates the involved bonds and relationships that determines the heartening strength which the cast did just that, particularly Ruffalo's, while reaching up to a definitive meaning with humorous bits to show familial love still endure. (B+)
Moving and funny with exellent performances especially from the 2 "daughters" . A family love story
Strengths: This movie has some tricky subject matter to work with. The portrayal of someone with mental illness can be hard to pull off as you want to pay respect to those people while having remain realistic. This movie feels like it does it right. Mark Ruffalo (Cam Stuart) is great in the role. He never takes it too far and remains charming and likable throughout. You root for him and feel a serious sadness when his illness gets in the way of his happiness. Both children in the movie, Imogene Wolodarsky (Amelia Stuart) and Ashley Aufderheide (Faith Stuart) are also very good. They have bratty moments but itâ(TM)s usually understandable. Watching them deal with their dadâ(TM)s issues is heartbreaking. Zoe Saldana (Maggie Stuart) is the standout performer, though. She gives so much in a raw effort. Sheâ(TM)s brutally honest, shows a ton of love for her husband, and you can feel her struggle between wanting to be with her children and wanting to go to school to give them a better life. The script is strong and Maya Forbes does a commendable job as director.
Weaknesses: Though the movie is barely 90 minutes, it feels like it drags at points. There are definitely some pacing problems. The only character who really feels like they grow is Cam. The rest stay pretty stagnant throughout. It comes across as if weâ(TM)re just watching the day to day life here without much growth for anyone but our main character. That makes some of this fall flat.
Overall: Thanks to a string of excellent performances, a realistic take on mental illness, and a solid script, this movie is worth checking out.
As a father who has some (mild) emotional illness, watching Infinitely Polar Bear was a moving, uncomfortable, hilarious and lovely experience for me. Every performance is incredible, but Saldana's harsh honesty and unconditional love are heartbreaking in their perfectly broken kindness.
I enjoyed this movie! It appeared to be an accurate portrayal of a family with the father going through biolar disorder.
Una commedia molto carina e divertente che nasconde un significato profondo e riflessivo. Il film ha uno schema estremamente semplice, senza sostanziali cambiamenti narrativi o colpi di scena. Si tratta di una storia lineare che racconta le complicate vicende di una famiglia non del tutto convenzionale, con il loro percorso verso una vita "normale". Tra tutti spicca il talento formidabile di Mark Ruffalo, con un'interpretazione solida e coinvolgente. A tratti escono fuori anche temi più seri e difficili che però vengono subito soffocati dallo stile fresco e leggero di tutta la pellicola. Nel complesso un buon film, che porta una buona dose di buon umore e divertimento.
I absolutely loved this movie. The cast is pitch freaking perfect. Amazing performances by the actors (especially Mark Ruffalo), realistic writing/dialogues, and overall a really beautifully done movie. Absolutely enjoyed the heck out of this movie. Very emotional and fun.
Mark Ruffalo is brilliant!
I will give this another chance, however I could only take 20 minutes of it.found most of the acting awkward and disappointing
Mark Ruffalo shines in the endearing and heartfelt "Infinitely Polar Bear."