Is Mental Illness becoming mainstream?

An A list movie about Mental Illness?

Believe it or not, it’s true. And with Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Limitless, the A team) and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, X Men: First Class) no less.

Cooper plays Pat Solitano, a former teacher who struggles with bipolar and is trying to get his life back after being hospitalized in a mental institution for eight months.

Moreover, the story follows how dance can play a central role in healing processes. So, a movie about Mental Illness AND dancing? You bet I’ll be watching it soon!

Expect a review.

EDIT 1: I started this post on Nov 19. The movie was scheduled to  be released on November 21st  in Canadian theatres. Of course, by now, I lost the surprise element but I didn’t want to delete the draft.

EDIT 2: I didn’t win the hoodie either :(

30 thoughts on “Is Mental Illness becoming mainstream?

  1. purpleowltree1234 says:

    Wow, sounds awesome!! I hardly ever see movies or even watch tv but this sounds worth seeking out. Thanks for the heads up. :)

  2. DeeDee says:

    I’m really looking forward to the film (and your review!) because everything I’ve seen about it so far sounds really good.

  3. Love and Lunchmeat says:

    Although quite often mental illness is treated as a punchline, I do think people are gradually getting more accepting. And I’m definitely going to be dragging my husband to the this movie. Thankfully he loves Jennifer Lawrence so it shouldn’t be that hard.

  4. aliceatwonderland says:

    So this is in the theater now? Is it playing in the US? I’ve never heard of it – but yes, I am very interested too. I loved Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games and Cooper? Enough said. I hope it plays in the US. I don’t pay a lot of attention to the movies in the theater these days.

  5. Sid Dunnebacke says:

    I don’t even remember what the last adult movie (you know what I mean!) Sandra and I went to see was. Maybe we’ll hit this one?

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