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I dreamt there was a forum for mental health and the media but it was only a dream so I am putting this here. The film was written and directed by the loving daughter of a stay-at-home dad struggling with bipolar in the 70s. In my opinion it manages to be pro-diversity and neither romanticises nor demonizes mental illness. It doesn't really show the depression side of bipolar, but considering it is the memoir of one child in particular (and has that feel to it all the way through) I'm not sure it needs to. There's a really good review of it in Psychology today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/me-we/201506/infinitely-polar-bear-rare-portrayal-bipolar-disorder I'd be interested to hear what people here thought of it. Spoiler alert, read this upside down text if, like many people, you prefer to only watch entertainment with happy endings: buıpuǝ ʎddɐɥ ɐ sɐɥ ʇı '
I watched [i]Taxi Driver [/i]recently and was kind of stunned at how much I identified with the character's longing for a "real life", for the sort of flat affect...when I lived in the city I felt like that, like the world was an egg I ought to crack open. I had some similar delusions about "saving" people from their vices. I lived in a really shitty neighborhood for a long time. I often got angry at the way people treated each other on the streets there.
So... We have a Wii. Hooked up to the Wii are the following: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Youtube. I have lists on these things but the majority of the time I still can't figure out what the heck to watch? I thought it might be fun/interesting/helpful/a time killer if we had a thread about current popular or notable stuff available to stream online/via services. I'm thinking it would be most helpful to say what the thing is, what service we got it through and if possible around when we knew it was available. Avoiding spoilers about plot would be good though. Also helpful: Did it suck? Was it great? Why, whynot? Obviously, it's the internet. Do whatever. So, one thing I have really enjoyed was Tin Man. It's a miniseries from SyFy with elements based on the basic story line of the story of Oz, etc. with the main characters from the classic novel [not really the famous Judy Garland flick]. I found it really interesting and some of the stuff they did with the characters was unique, but Wizard of Oz it ain't. I watched it on Netflix numerous times, and it's been available there for a while, but I guess it is also available via amazon [NOT prime, though]- both as of this posting- 07.20.2014. VISUAL! TA*DA! Uh. I feeel like I missed something I actually said might be helpful. haha. I don't know, is this a good thread idea? i tried to find where someone already started one but couldn't...