Infinitely Polar Bear

2015 R 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD

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Infinitely Polar Bear

2015 R 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD
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When his wife heads to New York for an 18-month job, bipolar Harvard dropout Cameron is left to care for their two daughters. Struggling with his illness, Cameron brings his innate creativity -- and love of his children -- to the challenge.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, French, English (UK), Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Hindi, Icelandic, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Slovenian, Estonian, Slovak
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English (UK): Dolby Digital 5.1, Hungarian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Czech: Dolby Digital 5.1, Polish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Russian: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Infinitely Polar Bear is an intimate, '70s-set look at a family with a dad who has bipolar disorder. He (and consequently, his two daughters and his estranged wife) goes through wild ups and downs, especially when he's not taking his lithium -- pretty serious subject matter that's too intense for younger kids. There's also a fair bit of swearing, by both kids and adults, including "s--t," "a--hole," and a few uses of "f--k." Characters kiss and make allusions to sex, and there's some behavior that borders on violent (yelling and throwing things) but is attributable to a decline in a character's mental health.

Sexual Content

Couples kiss and cuddle. References to past sex escapades. Man shown in underwear.

Violence

A man with bipolar disorder throws a bowl in a fit of rage and yanks a part out of a car's engine to stop it from running while his family is sitting in the vehicle. He also sometimes raises his voice and has given kids the finger; they, in turn, sometimes scream and yell back at him.

Language

Kids and adults swear; words include "damn," "s--t," and "a--hole." An adult says "f--k," but not frequently.

Social Behavior

Families come in all sort of configurations. Love can't easily be nailed down to a specific protocol, but it endures when kindness and compassion reign.

Consumerism

Some brand names spotted/mentioned, including Bentley and Lincoln, but mostly to denote the kind of "old money" cars that Cam's grandmother has.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cam sometimes relies on alcohol to quiet his demons; he's shown downing shots at a bar (he gets drunk) and drinking beer alone at home. He also smokes a lot (not inaccurate for the time period).

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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