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Silver Linings Playbook.... and jealousy

#1

I recently watched the Silver Linings Playbook which is supposed to be a story about a man who is bipolar. He didn’t seem very ill to me, and he wasn’t taking medication. It’s more of a romantic comedy. Anyway, in it I noticed an actress who I had previously acted with in industrial videos. Her name is Brea Bee and she played Nikki. So she has a successful acting career, and I have schizophrenia. It doesn’t seem fair.

Have any of you seen the movie? What did you think of it?

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#2

it was entertaining…not that informative of mental illnesses but ok about it

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#3

I have schizophrenia but I also suffer from significant bipolar symptoms, so I know a little about bipolar.
I liked the movie because it had a positive ending. I thought the fighting scene between the main character and his father - Robert Deniro was pretty spot on. I think the female star ( I forgot her name) to be attractive but over rated as an actress.

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#4

i know someone who is an actress who has been trying to crack the industry for twenty years and she is more than a triple threat, she now teaches in L.A . so don’t be to hard on your self it is a tough industry to get in to and get noticed. ( in cultural australia the only chance actors have are soapies ! )
then saying that another person i know is a famous english actress who with out being harsh slept her way to the top .
take care

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#5

This movie deals with mental illness better. :sunny:

www.hiddenpicturesfilm.com

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#6

Angel Baby is a 1997 australian movie about a schizophrenic couple. It is spot on and I dont wanna spoil it, and it is by far the best schizo movie I have seen

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#7

Is the movie better than the Beautiful Mind?

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#8

yes. way better. A Beautiful Mind was historically inaccurate, not what really happened to john nash.

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#9

I liked the movie but i’m not bipolar so i couldn’t really identify as much. just remember everyone has problems even without schizophrenia. :slight_smile:

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#10

I don’t watch very much in life. I read a lot though. I don’t know any actresses or anyone famous. I am content.

I’m sorry your having a passing jealous moment. I bet seeing her in the film can be irritating.

I like to think I’m doing OK. I’m just too glad to be alive and functional and living out of my head, and doing everything that I’m doing, I don’t really care what other people are doing. Sort of conceited I’m sure… that might not be healthy. But it’s just how it is right now… I’m pretty content with myself.

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#11

Thank you all for your kind responses, and for the good movie recommendations too.

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#12

I watched Silver Linings and didn’t realize he had bipolar.

I watched Angel Baby. I thought it was accurate from an outside point of view.

I also also watched Donnie Darko and Take Shelter. Donnie Darko may be triggering…

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