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Boy Interrupted (2009)

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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Dana Heinz Perry (as Dana Perry)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Scott Perry Evan Scott Perry ... Himself (archive footage)
Dana Heinz Perry ... Herself - Evan's Mother
Hart Perry Hart Perry ... Himself - Evan's Father
Nicholas Kopple-Perry Nicholas Kopple-Perry ... Himself - Evan's Half-Brother
Karen Riposo ... Herself - Teacher
Ladd Spiegel Ladd Spiegel ... Himself - Doctor
Suzanne Hanna Suzanne Hanna ... Herself - Psychologist
Dan Murray Dan Murray ... Himself - Wellspring Psychologist
Aidan Shiminov Aidan Shiminov ... Himself - Friend
Will Axelrod Will Axelrod ... Himself - Friend
Gabriel Byer Gabriel Byer ... Himself - Friend
Adam Shachat Adam Shachat ... Himself - Friend
David Bailen David Bailen ... Himself - Friend
Scott Perry Scott Perry ... Himself - Evan's Uncle (archive footage)
Martine Gerard 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Garoto Interrompido See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Perry Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tough to get through but very well done.
5 August 2009 | by filmscribeSee all my reviews

Heart wrenching film very well done by parents who have lived through THE WORST thing that could happen From the surface this child could not have had a better life. Well off, attentive parents, and had all the advantages. Yet he could not get past the darkness inside him. So chilling that he manifested these behaviors at such an early age.

To the commentator who was critical of the psychiatrist....you cant assume all bi-polar people have the same experience. Im glad you know some who have managed to lead normal lives and respond to medication and therapy. but I personally know of two bipolar people, early 30s, both highly educated, who are unable to function as independent adults because of bipolar disorder. They have both had solid access to medical attention. I think sometimes the disorder is just too heavy. I think also there are personality traits outside the bipolar disorder that are specific to some individuals which exaggerate or enhance the challenges.


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