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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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The Rest is Silence
15 July 2014 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Rather extraordinary, unexpectedly rich documentary of Evan Perry, a peculiar, bipolar young boy from a prosperous New York home who harbored a fascination with death at an early age, eventually committing suicide in 2005 at age 15 by jumping from a window in his apartment building. As directed by his mother Dana Perry, with photography by father Hart Perry, this film would seem to be an unrelieved downer from the outset (beginning with home movies from "a happier time", leading into interviews from understandably shaken relatives). But, as the material is vividly laid out, we learn a great deal more about this strange kid other than his preoccupation with dying (we pretty much watch him grow up through photographs and video footage, starting with Evan post-birth in the hospital room). The child's family and teachers--and one amusingly looped, exasperated psychiatrist straight out of a Paul Mazursky comedy--recount their dealings with Evan in succinct fashion, and there's even a surprising highlight: a grade school play about death, written by Evan, which features better acting by the students than what we get in most television shows. A deeply-felt journey, moving and thoughtful, and yet with a tough core. *** from ****


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