They may not have it all together, but together, they may have it all. Such is the tale of Maya Forbes’ Infinitely Polar Bear which, like Still Alice and Silver Linings Playbook, gives us a look at mental illnesses, but this one with a bit more of a personal touch. The strength comes through it’s warm tone and likable cast that all manage to connect and make their bonds feel real and believable.
There’s been a lot of talk and hype surrounding Foxcatcher well before it came out, much of it dealing with Steve Carell’s performance. Foxcatcher is a movie about being the best we can be, despite all obstacles, but it’s deeper than that.