This Article Appeared in PsycCRITIQUES June 6, 2016, Vol. 61, No. 23, Article 10 © 2016 American Psychological Association
Are People With Bipolar Disorder Merely Eccentric?
A Review of Infinitely Polar Bear by Maya Forbes (Director)
Reviewed by Irwin Ford Rosenfarb
Infinitely Polar Bear, based on a true story, is a daughter’s homage to her father, Cam Stuart, who was diagnosed with “manic depression” in 1967. The film takes places over an 18-month period in 1978, when the narrator, Amelia, a girl approximately 10 years old, and her younger sister, Faith, who is about 5 years old, are left in the care of their father while their mother, Maggie Stuart, goes to graduate school in New York City.