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Boy Interrupted (2009)

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Boy Interrupted looks at the life of Evan Perry a 15-year-old boy from New York who committed suicide in 2005. The film made by his parents Dana and Hart examines how Evan's bipolar ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Scott Perry ...
Himself
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Herself - Evan's Mother
Hart Perry ...
Himself - Evan's Father
Nicholas Kopple-Perry ...
Himself - Evan's Half-Brother
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Herself - Teacher
Ladd Spiegel ...
Himself - Doctor
Suzanne Hanna ...
Herself - Psychologist
Dan Murray ...
Himself - Wellspring Psychologist
Aidan Shiminov ...
Himself - Friend
Will Axelrod ...
Himself - Friend
Gabriel Byer ...
Himself - Friend
Adam Shachat ...
Himself - Friend
David Bailen ...
Himself - Friend
Scott Perry ...
Himself - Evan's Uncle (archive footage)
Martine Gerard ...
Herself - Scott's Fiancee
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Boy Interrupted looks at the life of Evan Perry a 15-year-old boy from New York who committed suicide in 2005. The film made by his parents Dana and Hart examines how Evan's bipolar disorder and depression affected his life and the life of his family. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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5 September 2009 (France)  »

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Tough to get through but very well done.
5 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Heart wrenching film very well done by parents who have lived through THE WORST thing that could happen From the surface this child could not have had a better life. Well off, attentive parents, and had all the advantages. Yet he could not get past the darkness inside him. So chilling that he manifested these behaviors at such an early age.

To the commentator who was critical of the psychiatrist....you cant assume all bi-polar people have the same experience. Im glad you know some who have managed to lead normal lives and respond to medication and therapy. but I personally know of two bipolar people, early 30s, both highly educated, who are unable to function as independent adults because of bipolar disorder. They have both had solid access to medical attention. I think sometimes the disorder is just too heavy. I think also there are personality traits outside the bipolar disorder that are specific to some individuals which exaggerate or enhance the challenges.


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