Plus: 'Young Ones,' 'Infinitely Polar Bear' and the terrible 'Low Down'
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Best: "Infinitely Polar Bear"
It's somewhat disheartening how little buzz Maya Forbes' drama has gotten a week after its Sundance debut. Forbes pulled off something of a miracle in this semi-autobiographical drama about a clinically diagnosed bi-polar/manic man (Mark Ruffalo) who takes charge of watching his elementary school age girls. As just a log line that seems like something out of a horror movie to many parents, but Forbes flips the narrative by emphasizing the love between father and daughters. It's touching without hinting at being cheesy and one of the few tearjerkers in this year's dramatic competition. It's also Ruffalo's best work ever and an amazing kick off to he year for a man who has the already heralded "Foxcatcher" and HBO's "The Normal Heart" in the wings.
- Gregory Ellwood