Alice suffers from borderline personality disorder, but she has what she needs in life. She has an apartment, she has a best friend, and she has tapes of every Oprah Winfrey show. And now, after winning the lottery, she also has 83 million dollars. What she doesn't have is an outlet for the whole world to know who she really is. The TV station cut her off when she tried turning her lottery announcement into a frank discussion of her sexual experiences, but with her money in hand, she's off to LA to convince two struggling TV producer brothers to produce her own TV show. Whatever it costs, she's going to do it. From swan entrances to dog neutering, she is going to introduce the world to Alice. But is the world ready for Alice? Written by
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This morning I woke up and there was a pubic hair on my pillow shaped like a question mark. And it really got me thinking of unanswered questions, like all the times in my life when I was supposed to feel something but I felt nothing and all the other times in my life where i wasn't supposed to feel anything but I felt too much and the people around me weren't really ready for all of my feelings.
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The Best Representation of BPD on Film...and Funny
This film is extremely well done. Full of nuances, over-the-top exaggerations, truth, and humor. I loved it.
Many people with BPD - or perhaps even the majority - are not at all psychotic (detached from reality) like Alice often was, but psychotic characters make for much more interesting and entertaining stories, particularly on film. So keep that in mind; this is a dramatized/exaggerated version of BPD for many people.
Some underlying dynamics and truths about BPD were spot-on, however, and Kristin Wiig was awesome as always.The entire cast was awesome. Joan Cusack nailed it as did everyone else. I would highly recommend this film if you have BPD, someone you know does, or if you are a psychologist or interested in mental health. And although Alice is identified as having BPD, as we know often mental health issues do not fall neatly into one category. The mental and emotional health issues this film is built upon are relatable to almost everyone in some aspect.
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