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Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) Movie Information

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Maya Forbes


Zoe Saldana
Mark Ruffalo
Keir Dullea
Wallace Wolodarsky
Beth Dixon
Georgia Lyman





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A man who suffers from manic-depression decides to win back his wife by taking on the responsibility of taking care of their two young, spirited daughters - a task which proves more daunting than he was expecting. -- Chris Kavan

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08/27/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Infinitely Polar Bear

Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) R A manic-depressive father (Mark Ruffalo) agrees to take full-time responsibility for his two daughters while his wife (Zoe Saldana) is out of town at business school. It’s hard to make a successful film when your lead character is so erratic in his mood swings. I have always liked Ruffalo as an actor, but he struggles to find a voice in this film. Saldana isn’t given much to work with either, and her screen time is spent mostly being mad at Ruffalo’s character. What made this film watchable at times was the performances of Imogene Wolodarsky and Ashley Aufderheide, who play the couple’s two daughters. They lend both a vitality and somewhat stable presence to the film, counteracting Ruffalo’s over-the-top performance as the manic father. The film is based ...

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The Bipolar Rollercoaster

'Infinitely Polar Bear' is an accurate representation of manic-depression (or bipolar disorder). It's very easy to tell that the writer/director based this off her own real life experiences. She uses those struggles to manifest a raw, and sweet, portrait of a broken family dynamic. The whole movie is controlled by these rampant emotions of the characters, mostly those of the father. His erratic behavior causes emotional conflict between him and his children and wife. Everyone is pulled along on his rollercoaster ride without choice. There's also the added stress of a poor financial situation. Through it all they still manage' thanks to the father's perseverance and the hope his daughters instill in him. This is the entirety of the story. It's an incapsulate of a certain period of...

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