Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Feb 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A manic depressive father must raise his two young daughters by himself when his wife travels away to study in university.
My Take on it – This is a movie that showcases its four actors and each of them does a great job.
Mark Ruffalo is the standout between them all because he is really superb as a manic-depressive father. We get to see his spectrum of emotions and it’s believable.
Unfortunately, the story itself doesn’t feel as inspiring as one would expect and in the end follows the same pattern as so many other films, but isn’t able to stand out on its own.
Ultimately, we have four excellent performances in an film that isn’t inspiring enough.
Bottom Line – Excellent performances by all 4 main actors, but the story itself feels too average. Ruffalo stands out among the four tho. Not as inspiring as one would hope it to be and ultimately we are left with just the performances to be in awe of.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Based on the director’s life. Her daughter plays her in the film. After the credits roll there is a picture of her real life parents upon whom the movie is based. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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