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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 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Muriel Gould ...
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Tod Randolph ...
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Murray Stuart
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Becca
Paul Elias ...
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In the late 70's, in Boston, the bipolar Cameron "Cam" Stuart lives with his mulatto wife Maggie and their daughters Amelia and Faith in an isolated house in the countryside. When Cam is fired from his job, he has a mental breakdown and Maggie is forced to institutionalize him. When he is released, he moves to a small apartment while Maggie works to support the children. She decides to apply to an MBA to improve her income and she is accepted by the Columbia University in New York. She asks Cam to take care of the girls for eighteen months and he agrees despite his fears. Maggie moves to New York and Cam is responsible for Amelia and Faith education. Will the scheme work? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,000, 21 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,428,647, 11 October 2015
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1.78 : 1
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The film takes place in 1978. 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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Amelia Stuart: [narrating] My father was diagnosed manic depressive in 1967. He'd been going around Cambridge in a fake beard calling himself Jesus John Harvard. When he got better, he started working in public television in Boston. He met my mother there. He walked up and took her picture. On their first date, he took her on a driving tour of New England and told her all about his nervous breakdowns. She didn't care. She said it was a crazy time. Half the people they knew were going bananas. So ...
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Down by the Riverside
Written by Snooks Eaglin (as Ford 'Snooks' Eaglin) (traditional arrangement)
Performed by Snooks Eaglin
Courtesy of Tradition Music
Courtesy of Arhoolie Records
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Heartwarming Film with Outstanding Performances
6 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

In the late 70's, in Boston, the bipolar Cameron "Cam" Stuart (Mark Ruffalo) lives with his mulatto wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) and their daughters Amelia (Imogene Wolodarsky) and Faith (Ashley Aufderheide) in an isolated house in the countryside. When Cam is fired from his job, he has a mental breakdown and Maggie is forced to institutionalize him. When he is released, he moves to a small apartment while Maggie works to support the children. She decides to apply to an MBA to improve her income and she is accepted by the Columbia University in New York. She asks Cam to take care of the girls for eighteen months and he agrees despite his fears. Maggie moves to New York and Cam is responsible for Amelia and Faith education. Will the scheme work?

"Infinitely Polar Bear" is a heartwarming film with outstanding performances. The dramatic situation of Cameron is shallow, but the movie is delightful to watch. Just as a curiosity, the girl Imogene Wolodarsky is the daughter of the director Maya Forbes. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Sentimentos que Curam" ("Feelings that Heel")


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