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Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)

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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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 | Romance

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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)

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$1,428,647 (USA) (9 October 2015)
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Based on the director's childhood with her sister. Maya Forbes' sister China sings the song "The Northern Line" over the end credits. See more »

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On a book shelf there are various board games in the background, including "Trivial Pursuit." The movie is set in 1978, Trivial Pursuit was not released on the market until 1982. See more »


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Run of the Mill
Written by George Harrison
Performed by George Harrison
Courtesy of Harrisongs, Ltd.
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Bipolar blues
30 August 2015 | by (Old London, New England) – See all my reviews

Everybody does a decent job in 'Infinitely Polar Bear' except for the screenwriter, who never develops a genuine narrative arc for her film after its brief introduction which depicts the mental breakdown of an ex-Harvard student called Cameron. This episode is followed by a couple of minutes glossing over the period he spends in institutional care, while his wife Maggie struggles to raise their two young daughters as a single mother.

The story begins for real after Cameron is released and starts living in a halfway house in the Boston suburbs. When Maggie is accepted into an MBA program in New York, she asks him to take over housekeeping and parenting duties while she's absent, and Cameron moves back into the family home with their children. Unfortunately the threesome's chaotic life together is portrayed with only slight variations in tone. The film soon develops a enervating tedium as it rolls out a seemingly endless sequence of similar scenes documenting how the two girls cope with their father's mood fluctuations. This shortcoming is exacerbated as writer/director Forbes chooses to depict only the surface symptoms of Cameron's mental condition, and declines to offer a satisfactory resolution at the end. Manic depression deserves something better than this glib treatment.


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