I watched a wonderful film this Sunday afternoon (thanks to a recommendation from a friend).
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
I thought that Pat’s struggle with bipolar was dead-on accurate. But I also found myself thinking “Why couldn’t many have had it as easy as he does?”
Real mental illness is no motion picture. It’s an unrelenting and unforgiving fact of life. Believe that if you believe nothing else that I’m writing here.
The film however was spot on in many ways. It shows how ultimately love and support (and medication) are the only things that help. I loved the cast but mostly I loved how Jennifer Lawrence played her role. Her expressions and speech hold a special sense of intensity. I would recommend this feel-good film and leave you with many pics to pique your interest.
The only way you could meet my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck. – Pat.
Tiffany: I do this! Time after time after time! I do all this shit for other people! And then I wake up and I’m empty! I have nothing!