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Infinitely Polar Bear
- 1h 28m
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While most fathers spend their days at work, Cam (Mark Ruffalo) is more likely to be found working on one of his many half-completed projects. As he recovers from a manic breakdown, his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) enters an out-of-state graduate school program in the hopes of building a better life for her family. Cam agrees to become the primary caregiver for his spirited young daughters and quickly finds himself in over his head. Based on a true story, Infinitely Polar Bear is a touching and entertaining portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other.
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Critics Consensus: Infinitely Polar Bear handles its thorny themes with a somewhat troublesomely light touch, but Mark Ruffalo's complex performance keeps the drama solidly grounded.
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Common Sense Says
Heartfelt drama about family affected by mental illness.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Infinitely Polar Bear is an intimate, '70s-set look at a family with a dad who has bipolar disorder. He (and consequently, his two daughters and his estranged wife) goes through wild ups and downs, especially when he's not taking his lithium -- pretty serious subject matter that's too intense for younger kids. There's also a fair bit of swearing, by both kids and adults, including "s--t," "a--hole," and a few uses of "f--k." Characters kiss and make allusions to sex, and there's some behavior that borders on violent (yelling and throwing things) but is attributable to a decline in a character's mental health.
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:June 19, 2015
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD