The Bend (2010)





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Jennifer Kierans directs this riveting drama following a 17-year-old boy (Adam Butcher) who, fearful for his own mental health, vows to determine if bipolar disorder was a factor in his brother's death.
Art House & International , Drama
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Film Option International/Kinosmith


Adam Butcher
as Jason Campbell
Peter Keleghan
as Mr. Campbell
Ryan Kennedy
as Mike Campbell
Tommy Lioutas
as Scott Macdonald
Leah King Pinsent
as Mrs. Campbell
Samantha Munro
as Sarah Macdonald
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Critic Reviews for The Bend

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The Bend is one of those rare movies in which the audience knows pretty much what's going to happen over its duration even before its first minute is up and the credits have started to roll.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Where have you gone, John Hughes? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you every time it hears tin-eared teen dialogue in movies like The Bend.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
Jam! Movies

Audience Reviews for The Bend

120701: I thought I might gain some interesting insight from this movie. Man, I was wrong. Immature, poorly thinking young people, being irresponsible, committing criminal offences including impaired driving, all under the guise of a study of bipolar disorder, mental health issues. There's nothing to be gleaned here other than we're pretty hormonal when we're in our teens and we think we're wise. The fact is, as teens, we have no understanding of life, we're driven by emotion, and our irrational thinking is further complicated by alcohol consumption. Our parents were ten times more knowledgable than us and rightfully fearful for our safety. I'm not sure how experienced the writer was in regards to mental health disorders but this movie is in no way insightful.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

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