Infinitely Polar Bear

 

We saw this movie last night about being bipolar and it was good in a way that Benny and Joon never could be.  Even with Johnny being so beautiful, mental illness looked like fun, like going on a picnic, like camping is fun.  Polar was wildly kinetic and had microchips of happiness sprinkled throughout the sadness and it felt like yes, this is what it’s like to live with a writer, an artist, someone on lithium or someone who needs lithium. This is how you lurch across the floor, this is how you don’t dance as well as you did when your feet were properly attached to your body, this is the way sadness works its way into everything, this is the way you make kites in the middle of the night, this is the everything. And as she says, being poor is charming if you are white but not charming if you are black. This is the way the doors close on you, this is the way you close your own doors, this is the way you step outdoors and in the air feel very happy.  Zoe Saldana—so beautiful and amazing, Mark Ruffalo—OMG, the kids –fabulous and Maya Forbes—what a talented genius.  Till human voices wake us and we drown.

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