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Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  19 June 2015 (USA)
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A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.



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A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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19 June 2015 (USA)  »

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Amor Polar  »

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$6,700,000 (estimated)

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$47,000 (USA) (19 June 2015)


$1,428,647 (USA) (9 October 2015)

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In one scene in the movie you see a book shelf of various board games in the background. One of the board games is "Trivial Pursuit." This is of note because while the movie was set in 1978, Trivial Pursuit was not released on the market until 1982. See more »

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Mark Ruffalo Will Make You Bark with Pleasure
12 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This incredible actor is given full reign in a film which capitalizes on his ability to be both sweet and intolerably infantile. I am a fan!

I laughed a lot and I really appreciated insight into the world of bi-polar craziness depicted with an even hand and so much love. It was also a skillful depiction of a chaotic 1970's childhood.

This is the director's first feature film, but she knocked it out of the park. Although I would say that casting Mark Ruffalo as a Boston WASP is improbable, it worked for me. The scenes of his extended family are worth the price of admission alone.

Zoe Saldana makes the move possible as she loves everything about Mark Ruffalo that anyone does. I do not know Mark Ruffalo, but I know that he is smart, good-looking, interesting and an exceptionally warm person. The miracle is that this film-maker can tell the story of a difficult youth without any rancor and with insights which are subtle, heart-breaking and hilarious.

The children in this film give it great authenticity. I vote for them!

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