Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.

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Paul Dalio

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Paul Dalio
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Carla
James Lecesne ... Man at Book Reading
Angela Pierce ... Book Reading Attendant
Luke Kirby ... Marco
Patrick Byas ... Demonix
Roca Roca ... Ravenous
Jennifer Falu Jennifer Falu ... Nyorican MC
Christine Lahti ... Sara
Griffin Dunne ... George
Kim Rosen ... Hospital Receptionist
Maryann Urbano Maryann Urbano ... Dr. Strinsky
Stephen Beach ... Police Officer
Rachel Zeiger-Haag ... Hospital Waiting Room Receptionist
Paul Dalio ... Paul
Marcy Harriell ... Psych Ward Nurse
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Carla and Marco lead somewhat parallel lives, albeit in different ways. Both suffer from bipolar disorder. Both channel especially their manic periods into art in both being poets, Carla published. Both decide unilaterally to go off their medication in wanting to feel instead of being in a numb state. Both have parents in their lives - Marco only his father - who love them and want them to be well, although their parents have a different view of what is best for them than they do. And both have an obsessive focus on an orb - Carla the sun, Marco the moon - although part of the obsession for both is the light associated with it. Where they differ is that Carla wants to discover more about her illness in being told when she was diagnosed in her early adulthood that there was some sort of trigger in her life, what that issue was she doesn't know, while Marco sees his being as who he inherently is, which he believes is someone not of this Earth. Although they come into the situation in a ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, a disturbing image, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Katie Holmes remarked that her favorite part of the shoot of the movie were the sences where she and co-star Luke Kriby ran through the public fou tain-she enjoyed getting wet and walking through the water in bare feet. See more »

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Marco: They call me Luna. Because my mind moves in tune with the lunar shifts. They call me a lunatic... because my biological clock's a time bomb that ticks down to the minute the full moon's lit. And I just got out of the loony bin, and I haven't been taking my medication, so I'm about as unstable as if nitro raped glycerin. More insane than Batman's Riddler if Jim Carrey had played him without taking his Ritalin. I'll leave you riddles sicker than a crossword puzzle written by Jack The Ripper. Full...
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fine character study
3 September 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Carla Lucia (Katie Holmes) is a struggling poet. Her mother Sara suggests going to check out her files at the hospital. Marco (Luke Kirby) is a borderline hoarder. His father George finds him in a mess after he stopped taking his medication. He is picked up by the cops. Carla and Marco end up in the psychiatric hospital together.

It's intriguing as a character study of these two with mental issues. It's less appealing as a romance. His troubled nature makes it more difficult. Their instability makes the movie a rambling journey. Katie Holmes provides a good performance. She doesn't have to be the cute spunky girl which allows her to stretch. There is some good work here even if it doesn't all pull together.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

10 May 2017 (Philippines) See more »

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Mania Days See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,816, 14 February 2016

Gross USA:

$146,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,487
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2.35 : 1
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